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Posted on 2011-03-15
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I have the following code but don't know the correct command to make a selection from a combobox on a website using internetexplorer object. The control name is "widgets" and you can select only one from a dropdowm menu of... widget1, widget2, widget3

Set ie = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
ie.Visible = True

ie.navigate "http://www.samplesite.com"
Do While ie.busy
Loop

ie.Document.all("widgets") = "widget1"
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Question by:toecutter777
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SiddharthRout earned 2000 total points
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Did you try

ie.Document.all("widgets").Value = "widget1"

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by:toecutter777
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Yes this is VBA, but the problem is in the DOCTYPE declaration and I have posted it as another question. I couldn't find a VBA zone.
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Did you try the code that I gave?

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by:toecutter777
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Yes, but I think I have a larger issue. It doesn't seem to work on a website with a doctype declaration. I am OK when it is in quirks mode.
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This would be a VBA XHTML question
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I found out I had to run the browser in quirks mode and then it worked, so thanks!
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