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How to load a listbox with nothing selected

Posted on 2011-03-01
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How can I load a listbox and not have the first line highlighted/selected.  Thanks
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Question by:running32
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by:rawinnlnx9
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Change the focus of the form to a different control. So set it to

button.Focus();

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I believe the listbox won't show selection if it is not selected. You can even set focus to the form or page.
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by:running32
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No that doesn't seem to work
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PagodNaUtak earned 500 total points
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After loading the items in the listbox execute this line of code:
listbox1.selectedindex = -1

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by:Shahan Ayyub
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Another alternative can be:

Control SelectionMode property of ListBox.

Private Sub Form2_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
	listBox1.SelectionMode = SelectionMode.None
End Sub

Private Sub listBox1_MouseClick(sender As Object, e As MouseEventArgs)
	listBox1.SelectionMode = SelectionMode.One
End Sub

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