Set the value selected for an ActiveX ComboBox using VBA

Posted on 2013-05-22
Last Modified: 2013-05-30
I am trying to set the value selected for an ActiveX Control Box using VBA to the first item in the list or blank. When recording the macro no code is produced for the action.
Question by:tjd71
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[ fanpages ] earned 500 total points
ID: 39190128

Set the ListIndex property of the ComboBox to 0 (zero).

For example:
Option Explicit
Public Sub Create_ComboBox1()

  ActiveSheet.OLEObjects.Add(ClassType:="Forms.ComboBox.1", _
                             Link:=False, _
                             DisplayAsIcon:=False, _
                             Left:=50, _
                             Top:=50, _
                             Width:=100, _

  ActiveSheet.OLEObjects("ComboBox1").Object.AddItem "First"
  ActiveSheet.OLEObjects("ComboBox1").Object.AddItem "Second"
  ActiveSheet.OLEObjects("ComboBox1").Object.AddItem "Third"
  ActiveSheet.OLEObjects("ComboBox1").Object.AddItem "Fourth"
  ActiveSheet.OLEObjects("ComboBox1").Object.AddItem "Fifth"
  ActiveSheet.OLEObjects("ComboBox1").Object.ListIndex = 0&     ' Select the first item
End Sub

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Author Comment

ID: 39198295
Thanks FP, I am away from the office until Thursday and will try it then.
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Expert Comment

by:[ fanpages ]
ID: 39198635
OK.  Thanks for letting me know.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39206572
Hi Fp,

Thanks :) Too easy once you know how.

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Expert Comment

by:[ fanpages ]
ID: 39206908
:) You're welcome.

Sometimes it is the simplest of things that become the most difficult to discover!

Good luck with the rest of your project.

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