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Excel Ribbon Add-in - Combobox dynamically add items

Posted on 2010-11-23
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Hello,

I've a ribbon add-in for Excel where I have some buttons and some comboboxes. I know how to add items to the combobox in Visual Studio but I would like to load the items dynamically on startup reading the values from a textbox.

At the momment I have the following code but I need help on the part where I add the items to the cboDepartamentos combobox.

Can you please help me?

Thanks,

jppinto
Private Sub Ribbon1_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As Microsoft.Office.Tools.Ribbon.RibbonUIEventArgs) Handles Me.Load

        Dim fileName As String = "D:\TextFiles\Departamentos.txt"

        Dim lines() As String = IO.File.ReadAllLines(fileName)

        For Each line As String In lines
            'cboDepartamentos.Items.Add...   here's where I need help!

        Next
    End Sub

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by:CodeCruiser
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Is this syntax not available?

cboDepartamentos.Items.Add
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by:jppinto
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No, it's not available.
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xenacode earned 2000 total points
ID: 34205279
This is the VS2010/VSTO4 syntax:

cboDepartamentos.Items.Add( _
    New Microsoft.Office.Tools.Ribbon.RibbonDropDownItem _
    With {.Label = line})

If you're working with an earlier version, let me know.

Pete
Xenacode Ltd
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by:jppinto
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I'm working with the 2008 version of VS.
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by:xenacode
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that should be fine too
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by:jppinto
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Thanks. Worked like a charm.
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by:CodeCruiser
ID: 34211245
You said that the syntax

cboDepartamentos.Items.Add

is not available!
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by:jppinto
ID: 34211988
I've tryed like this:

cboDepartamentos.Items.Add("Test") and it wasn't available but like this:

cboDepartamentos.Items.Add( _
    New Microsoft.Office.Tools.Ribbon.RibbonDropDownItem _
    With {.Label = line})

was OK.
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