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VBA for Excel, How do I Limit Choices in the ComboBox,

Posted on 2011-09-11
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I am trying to limit my UserForm1.comboBox1  to predefined choices and not letting the user to write inside it without actually greying it out.....

Any idea as to how to do this either within the VBA Properties window or a Macro ?

Thanks in advance....
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If you set it's Style property to frmStyleDropDownList, the user can only select the items you've predefined.  The default Style property for the combobox is frmStyleDropDownCombo, which let's the user choose from your predefined choices, or enter a value of their own.
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Why not check if what they've entered is one of the choices?

Assuming the choices are in the comboboxes dropdown you can do that by checking the ListIndex.

If they've entered something that's not on the list it will be -1 and if it is on the list it will return the index of the item in the list.
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Thank you SIR !
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Glad I could assist.
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