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Delete selection from a combobox

Posted on 2011-03-02
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Can't believe I cannot figure this one out...

I have a datagridview that has a combobox that is linked to a data table.  The list is populated very nicely, but I cannot delete the entry if I choose the incorrect item (I can change the item picked, but there might be times when this field is left blank).  I'm guessing this is a property setting of the combobox, but I cannot seem to find the right one.
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gamarrojgq earned 500 total points
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Hi,

If your combobox datasource is a table that do not have a blank value, that is the reason why it does not let you select a blank value.

You can add a value that represents blank such <Not Selected> to your combobox so the users can select that one, or you just add an empty value to match the blank.

Hope that helps
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by:bhlabelle
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How do I add an empty value to the combobox?  I assume it would be when the form loads, but I'm not sure how to do this.
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by:gamarrojgq
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well, if you have a datatable as the datasource of your combobox you can do it like this, assuming your Table just have one Field

Dim drEmptyRow as DataRow

drEmptyRow = YourDataTable.NewRow
drEmptyRow("FieldName") = ""
YourDataTable.Rows.Add(drEmptyRow)

this code has to be just before you set the ComboBox Datasource
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by:bhlabelle
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Well I do not know how/where to add the code to insert the blank line, so I will add an entry in my Access DB instead.  Thanks for your help.
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