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Access VBA - edit line of a multicolumn Listbox

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Hi. I add a line to a four column ListBox in Access using the following code
   oRowItem = s1 & ";" & s2 & ";" & s3 & ";" & s4  
    Me.lsbTasks.AddItem oRowItem
How would I edit the selected line in the listbox?
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Question by:murbro
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You can't edit anything directly in the listbox.

You could edit that line through VBA if you can locate it, however, you're probably better off just refilling the box with every record, with your edits in place.
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by:murbro
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Thanks. What VBA code would I use
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If the user selects a line, surely I can use VBA code to edit that line
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>> If the user selects a line, surely I can use VBA code to edit that line <<

Not really ... you delete the row and add the row back ...

When the user selects a line in the list box, you would simply read the .ListIndex property then delete that line (item), create the item again, then add the item back.

Dim i As Long
i = listbox.ListIndex 'get the index of the item selected.
Me.lsbTasks.RemoveItem i
<code to set up the replacement line>
oRowItem = s1 & ";" & s2 & ";" & s3 & ";" & s4  
Me.lsbTasks.AddItem oRowItem, i

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Do take note that .ListIndex is a 0 based number with 0 being the first item in the list ... UNLESS ... you have column headers turned on.  The column headers row actually consumes an item index value, and thus is ListIndex 0, if your have that option set.

Another method that may be of use to you is the .Column method ..

listbox.Column(ColumnIndex, RowIndex)

ColumnIndex is a number between 0 and the column count -1; RowIndex is the same as ListIndex above.
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As a side note, if you set the rowsource of your list box to a SQL statement, then you would modify the data, then .Requery the listbox or set the listboxes RowSource to itself (listbox.RowSource = listbox.RowSource).

Hope that helps!
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Oh ... the .Column() method is used to return the value of a specific column/row.  Note that .Column will return a String, even if a number is shown in the ListBox.
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thanks very much
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