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I am trying to display the stored value of a previously selected item using a combobox. To put it as simply as possible I have a status table which holds the following values
1, proposed
2, accepted
3, denied

When the user is first entering a record they will select one of the statuses displayed in the combobox, then the system will save the numeric value of that item in a table in my database. Then later in time someone will review the proposed item and change the selected value to whichever is appropriate.

If someone selects a value I can store it no problem. the problem rises when someone goes in and reviews a record. I can either get the previously selected value and not display it. (ie I can store the 1 for proposed but the combobox displays an empty string) or I can display the text value of the previously selected item and not have the actual value of the selected item. (ie, display "proposed" in the combobox but the selected value = 0)

Can someone explain to me how I can have my displayed text and my selected value both be correct using vb.net? I have the code I've been trying to get to work below.
cmbStatus.SelectedValue = iStatus
                cmbStatus.SelectedText = dsICMMS.statusTbl.Rows(StatusTblBindingSource.Find("statusID", iStatus)).Item("status")

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Try this



For ctr as integer = 0 to Combobox1.items.count -1
 
If Combobox1.items.item(ctr) = dsICMMS.statusTbl.Rows(StatusTblBindingSource.Find("statusID", iStatus)).Item("status")
 
Combobox1.SelectedItem = ctr
exit for
end if
 
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by:JackOfPH
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oopps typo error...

Try the below code instead...
For ctr as integer = 0 to Combobox1.items.count -1
 
If Combobox1.items.item(ctr) = dsICMMS.statusTbl.Rows(StatusTblBindingSource.Find("statusID", iStatus)).Item("status") then
 
Combobox1.SelectedItem = ctr
exit for
end if
 
Next

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or this one

For ctr as integer = 0 to Combobox1.items.count -1
 
If Combobox1.items.item(ctr) = dsICMMS.statusTbl.Rows(StatusTblBindingSource.Find("statusID", iStatus)).Item("status") then
 
Combobox1.SelectedIndex = ctr
exit for
end if
 
Next

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