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Excel VBA user not able to write in a ComboBox

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Hi. I am using the following code to add a DropDown to a spreadsheet
I need the user to be able to also type text  in the control like a ComboBox.
Is this possible? If so, how would I alter the code to do that

Sub DD()

With ActiveSheet.DropDowns.Add(142.5, 38.25, 108.75, 24)
    .Top = Range("C1").Top
    .Left = Range("C1").Left
    .Height = Range("C1").Height
    .Width = Range("C1").Width
End With


End Sub
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Question by:Murray Brown
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I'm afraid it's not possible to type text in a dropdown control.

You could try an ActiveX control.
    ActiveSheet.OLEObjects.Add ClassType:="Forms.ComboBox.1", Link:=False, _
        DisplayAsIcon:=False, Left:=Range("C1").Left, Top:=Range("C1").Top, Width:=Range("C1").Width, Height:= _
        Range("C1").Height

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by:Murray Brown
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Thanks very much
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