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Set combo to "" after user update in Excel form with VBA

Posted on 2011-03-16
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I have a form whereby theuser updates underlying data.  It can be an update to existing data or the user can close the account.  What I would like (and can't seem to get done), is when the user closeds an account, the data is removed from the underlyiing worksheet and the form empties.  However, the "group" combo box still reflect the group the user selected.  How can I simply set this to an empty text string?  I don't want the drop-down items to disappear, I just want a blank control.  I tried setting it to "", but that did not work.
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by:zorvek (Kevin Jones)
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You need to add "" as a possible value in the value list. Then you can set the box to an empty string.

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by:jppinto
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cboName.Text=""
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by:ssmith94015
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It is an item, but it simply won't reset.
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by:zorvek (Kevin Jones)
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Then use the Clear method:

ComboBox1.Clear

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Another technique:

ComboBox1.ListIndex = -1

This maintains the list while clearing the entry field.

Kevin
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by:ssmith94015
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That did it, thank you.
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