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ListBox doesn't show grids

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I have another mystery.  I have a listbox, and the users want to have grid lines between the records.  Here is a screenshot of the list box, and the properties box.  I have the Gridlines all set to Solid.  Why aren't I seeing them???
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by:jerryb30
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Screenshot?
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Listboxes do not display gridlines.

Sorry...
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
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It's strange, but I've never figured out why the listbox control has GridLine properties, because values in those properties don't seem to accomplish anything.

If you need lines between the records of a listbox, consider creating a continuous subform and using it instead.
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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<It's strange, but I've never figured out why the listbox control has GridLine properties, because values in those properties don't seem to accomplish anything.>
Same here.

My guess is that "GridlineStyle/GridlineWidth"
1. Mean something that we have yet to figure out...?
2. Meant something "in the old days", and is only still around for compatibility?
3. Are a cruel joke...?

Googling now for any insight...

Jeff
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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sharpapproach ,
Go with fyed's solution if the listbox is for display purposes only.

But if it is needed to make multiple (possibly non-contiguous) selections, then you may be stuck here.

You could research using a 'GridView' VB control though...
But this will require an active x control to be installed on each machine, and will be a "challenge" to program things like multiple selections.

JeffCoachman
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
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If you need to make multiple selections, consider adding a field (IsSelected) with a Yes/No datatype to the table that is used for the selections.  Then you can add a checkbox to the continuous subform for selecting multiple, non-contiguous values.
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by:sharpapproach
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sorry.... here is a screenshot
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
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screenshot?
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<If you need to make multiple selections, consider adding a field (IsSelected) with a Yes/No datatype to the table that is used for the selections.  Then you can add a checkbox to the continuous subform for selecting multiple, non-contiguous values. >
Great alternative...

fyed, I'll leave this to you now...
;-)

Jeff
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
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Jeff,  Have a Happy New Year.
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Thanks,

You too, ... and be safe
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