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How to programatically change ComboBox selection

Posted on 2010-11-26
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After a record is saved in my application, a combobox is refilled to include the new item.  How do I programatically move the position of the combobox to the new record?

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by:käµfm³d 👽
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Assuming you are adding to the end of the list:
Me.comboBox1.SelectedIndex = Me.comboBox1.Items.Count - 1

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by:Agent909
ID: 34220518
Actually, the list is sorted first, so it won't be the last item.
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by:Agent909
ID: 34220527
The values in the combobox are:

Description - what's shown
RecordID - the index
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by:Agent909
ID: 34220586
I discovered that the values in my combobox are objects.  Here's some code I used to test this.  So, there's got to be a way to access the recordID to set the combobox's SelectedValue.  

        Dim obj As WebPage
        For Each obj In cboSites.Items()
            ' this does work
            Debug.Print(obj.SiteDescription)
            ' this will hang
            If obj.SiteDescription = "Google" Then
                cboSites.SelectedValue = obj.RecordID
            End If
        Next

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Zhaolai earned 2000 total points
ID: 34220651
Try this:
Dim obj As WebPage
        For Each obj In cboSites.Items()
            If obj.SiteDescription = "Google" Then
                cboSites.SelectedItem = obj
                Exit For
            End If
        Next

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by:Agent909
ID: 34220698
Your code is sending me in the right direction.  Thank you!
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