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Excel VBA Combobox object syntax help

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I have a Class Module that needs to fill a combobox. It works fine when I hard code the combobox like
Dim cmbCombo as ComboBox
Set cmbCombo = ActiveSheet.cmbMyCombo1

Now I want to pass the string "cmbMyCombo1" to the object (from this class) so I can address any specified combo on the sheet. How do I modify the above?

I tried ... and didn't work
Set cmbCombo = ActiveSheet.Shapes.Range(Array(m_comboname))
(m_comboname is the local variable holding "cmbMyCombo1" and I got that syntax from the macro recorder, which worked for .Left for example)

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Rory Archibald earned 2000 total points
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Try:
Set cmbCombo = ActiveSheet.OLEObjects(m_comboname).Object

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by:Rory Archibald
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Or:
   Set cbo = CallByName(ActiveSheet, m_comboname, VbGet)

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by:hindersaliva
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Wow Rory! Masterful!!!!
Thanks. Exactly right.
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by:hindersaliva
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The CallByName works also.
Never knew that one!
Thanks.
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