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Select item in combobox

Posted on 2009-07-08
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how can I select an item in a combobox filled with items?

I am using KeyValuePairs (see attached code).

Say I have 100 items in the combobox and if a project exists, the form loads with that project selected...
'// fill the combobox with KeyValuePairs
 

For i As Integer = 0 To datatable.Rows.Count - 1

                combobox1.Items.Add(New clsKeyValuePair(datatable.Rows(i).Item("PROJECT_ID"), datatable.Rows(i).Item("PROJECT_NAME")))

Next
 

'// KeyValuePairs class

Public Class clsKeyValuePair
 

    Public Key As Object

    Public Value As String
 

    Public Sub New(ByVal NewValue As Object, ByVal NewDescription As String)

        Key = NewValue

        Value = NewDescription

    End Sub
 

    Public Overloads Overrides Function ToString() As String

        Return Value

    End Function
 

End Class

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Question by:conrad2010
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by:UnifiedIS
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dim kv as clsKeyValuePair
kv= combobox1.selecteditem


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by:conrad2010
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it's the other way around...

I load kv from the database and show it as selected in the combobox...
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by:lppperes
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If you know the index, you can use the SelectedIndex property

ComboBox1.SelectedIndex = 3
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With the description, you can try this:

        ComboBox1.SelectedIndex = ComboBox1.FindStringExact("PROJECT X")
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