Nested For Loops to Look at 2 ListBoxs in VBA UserForm

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Hi All

Happy New Year.  I'm attempting to compare items from one listbox with those in another listbox (both on the same userform).

I appear to be using the wrong approach because ListBoxA stops passing values when I introduce a nested ForLoop to look at ListBoxB.  Code as follows:
For i = 0 To myForm.ListBoxA.ListCount - 1
  myForm.ListBoxA.ListIndex = i
  AItem = myForm.ListBoxA.Value
  MsgBox ("List A: " & AItem)
    
'    For j = 0 To myForm.ListBoxB.ListCount - 1
'    Next j
Next i

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As soon as I uncomment the inner For-Next the MsgBox will not display AItem

This is most alarming!

Cheers, S
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You need to use ItemData property.
For i = 0 To myForm.ListBoxA.ListCount - 1
  AItem = myForm.ListBoxA.Itemdata(i)
  MsgBox ("List A: " & AItem)
    
'    For j = 0 To myForm.ListBoxB.ListCount - 1
'    Next j
Next i

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Commented:
Thanks for your reply....  I get an error:

Compile Error:
Method or data member not found

I tried changing the i to a 1 for testing purposes (there are 3 items in my list so this should have worked...  I have not uncommented the other code.

Cheers,

Author

Commented:
Do I need to reDim AItem?  Currently string, also tried DataObject... really I'm just guessing :-(
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Sorry, I just noticed you're doing this in MS Word.  I assumed you were in Access.  Can you upload a copy of this document?  Just remove any private information first.

Author

Commented:
Will clean for upload.  The other thing I noticed is that if I click in the listbox before running my macro it works perfectly.  BUT if I don't click (which would be easily anticipated for this application) it does not work... is there a way to give focus to the list - that might help too...

BTW sorry for reply lag... for some reason my EE emails are not popping up :-(

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Retired
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Commented:
Steve,
There seems to be a bug, but it isn't anything to do with the inner loop, at least on my system, where it happens on alternate runs. It fails; but stop VB and restart, and then it works.
IrogSinta has the right idea, but you need to use the List property
Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
Dim i As Integer
Dim j As Integer
Dim AItem As String

For i = 0 To myForm.ListBoxA.ListCount - 1
  AItem = myForm.ListBoxA.List(i)
  MsgBox ("List A: " & AItem)
    
    'For j = 0 To myForm.ListBoxB.ListCount - 1
    'Next j
Next i
End Sub

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Author

Commented:
Graham - works a treat, thanks.
GrahamSkanRetired
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Commented:
That's good news.
Incidentally, you could still use the .Value property by 'clicking' the listbox programatically.
Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
Dim i As Integer
Dim j As Integer
Dim AItem As String

For i = 0 To myForm.ListBoxA.ListCount - 1
    myForm.ListBoxA.ListIndex = i
    myForm.ListBoxA.SetFocus
    AItem = myForm.ListBoxA.Value
    MsgBox ("List A: " & AItem)
    
    'For j = 0 To myForm.ListBoxB.ListCount - 1
    'Next j
Next i
End Sub

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Commented:
ahhh.... SetFocus is what I was looking for but did not know what to search for.  Thanks.

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