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Access listbox:  VBA to select an item

Posted on 2013-01-14
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Hi guys

I have an Access list box that populates fine.  No rows are selected.
Example:   "apples", "oranges", "bananas", "watermelon".

Question:  What is the VBA code to programmatically select an item (say "bananas") in the list box?  

I see the .ItemsSelected property, but it seems to only apply to all items selected.  

Thanks in advance.
Jim
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 1000 total points
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try this in the load event of the form

Private Sub Form_Load()
Dim j
With Me.List0
    For j = 0 To .ListCount - 1
        If .Column(0, j) = "bananas" Then
            .Selected(j) = True
            Exit For
        End If
    Next
End With
Me.List0.SetFocus
End Sub
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by:DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 1000 total points
ID: 38775916
Assuming a single select list box:

Me.YourListBoxName = "bananas"
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by:Jim Horn
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Both work, although I went with Cap's as I forgot to mention that while I have "bananas", the bound column in the listbox was basically the FruitID.  Thanks.  -Jim
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btw ... is there just one column in the list box ?
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by:Jim Horn
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There were five, but I butchered the example.
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lol ... no problem.
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