MS Excel 2003: How do I make Combo Box Invisible?

Dear Guru -

How do I make a ComboBox invisible? I just want that shape to be invisible. It is called ComboBox1 on Sheet18.

I keep getting Run Time Error 1004. OLEClass not defined.

Many Thanks,
Kirk
KirkeousAsked:
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TracyVBA DeveloperCommented:
If what you're talking about having the shape invisible, right click on the combo box and click properties.  Then for BorderStyle set it to 1 - frmBorderStyleSingle.  Then for BorderColor, click the drop down and select Window Background.
KirkeousAuthor Commented:
Thanks, but you can still see the "down arrow". Is there a way just to make it invisible?
KirkeousAuthor Commented:
I tried this:

 ActiveSheet.Shapes("ComboBox1").Visible = False

And I get a run-time error (a lot of numbers!) and it says"

"The item with the specified name wasn't found
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KirkeousAuthor Commented:
Sub HideComboBox()

''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
'Hide the combobox in a range
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''

Dim GetShape As Shape

'Activate sheet to delete autoshapes.
Sheet18.Activate

With Worksheets("Dashboard")
   
    For Each GetShape In ActiveSheet.Shapes
       
       If Not Application.Intersect(GetShape.TopLeftCell, .Range("I1:K2")) Is Nothing Then
         GetShape.Visible = msoTrue
       End If

    Next
   
End With

End Sub

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MWGainesJRCommented:
Do this:
In VBE double click the sheet that has the combobox on it.
Paste this in it:
Public Sub hideCB()
ComboBox1.Visible = False
End Sub
Now in your other modules use this:
Call Sheet1.hideCB

'or whatever the sheet module is called, I used sheet1 (could be sheet2, sheet3, mysheet, etc)
MWGainesJRCommented:
or you could just use this:
Dim cb As OLEObject
Set cb = ActiveSheet.OLEObjects("ComboBox1")
cb.Visible = False
Or less code:
Activesheet.OLEObjects("ComboBox1").Visible = False
MWGainesJRCommented:
I would like the author to explain how the responses to this inquiry didn't help them as my response, and maybe the others before, provided a proven solution.
KirkeousAuthor Commented:
Because I figured it out on my own! But thanks always to the great minds here!
MWGainesJRCommented:
Would you please share your solution and how it differed from the one's posted above?
KirkeousAuthor Commented:
MWGainesJR -

First, thank you very much for posting a solution; however, if you look at the time I had already closed this out before you posted a solution!

Thanks very much.

Kirkeous
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