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allow new value in word vba combobox

Posted on 2010-09-06
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I have a combobox in my word vba application that gets it's list from an excel spreadsheet. I get these results using application.workbookfunction.match.

I want the combobox to allow new values to be typed in  if there is no match. How do I allow that?
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Cory Vandenberg earned 500 total points
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You cannot type new values into a combobox.  My suggestion is to use a combination of a text box and combobox.  Use a conditional to Enable the text box.  Basically, check to see if the Match result was #N/A, and if it was, enable the TextBox for user input.
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by:karimjohnson
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can you give me a code snippet for the test? Currently I set a variable to the rownumber that is found in the match statement. If no match is found I get an error.
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by:Cory Vandenberg
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Post the code you currently have and I will see what I can do.
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by:gbanik
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Yes... do post in more details about the problem.
You may want to solve this problem by conditionally showing a combobox and a text box.
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by:Norie
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How are you populating a combobox using the worksheet function MATCH?
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