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ComboBox VB6 ItemData, List and other properties.

Posted on 2010-08-31
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I am populating the Combobox list like this:
With rsContacts
        While Not .EOF
             
                cboContrProgramType.AddItem .Fields("ProgramDesc")
                cboContrProgramType.ItemData(cboContrProgramType.ListCount - 1) = .Fields("ProgramCode")
             
            .MoveNext
        Wend
    End With

On the form I see the "ProgramDesc".  AFter I made a selection how should I pass the ("ProgramCode") back to the database.

This is a foreign key in the table.
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Question by:Aquarus
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by:Zhaolai
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It is:

    cboContrProgramType.ItemData(cboContrProgramType.ListIndex)


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by:Brook Braswell
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Do this on the Click event of your object.
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Change code to

Using cboContrProgramType.ListCount - 1 is not wrong but NewIndex is preferred.
With rsContacts
        While Not .EOF
             
                cboContrProgramType.AddItem .Fields("ProgramDesc")
                cboContrProgramType.ItemData(cboContrProgramType.NewIndex) = .Fields("ProgramCode")
             
            .MoveNext
        Wend
    End With


retrieving ProgramCode
 cboContrProgramType.ItemData(cboContrProgramType.ListIndex)

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by:Zhaolai
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Wow... what's the difference of the accepted solution from the code I posted?
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