How do i use code to determine if combobox is open or not?


I need some code that will tell me whether a combobox on my form is in it's "opened"  vs "closed" state.
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
do you mean the dropdown?
i don't think there is a way to know that (afaik)

you can set it to dropdown in the gotfocus event

Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
and as you tab out or the combo box lost the focus, the dropdown is automatically restored..
MitchellVIIAuthor Commented:
Hey cap,

Well, what i really need is something that can test whether the list is expanded or need this.

Here's why I need this.  I have written some drag n' drop code that opens a small popup form when i click on something and then, as long as my left mouse button stays depressed, i can drag the popup to its drop location.  If I release the left button, this doesnt work.

So I want to be able to selecct and item from my combo list and have it open the popup for dragging, but I don;t know how to do this without releasing the left mouse button and using the "AfterUpdate" event of the combo.

If I could somehow emulate the "AfterUpdate" event on the combo with actually releasing the left mouse button that would be ideal.
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MitchellVIIAuthor Commented:
In other words, can I somehow fire the "AfterUpdate" event without releasing the mouse button?
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
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