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Set the value selected for an ActiveX ComboBox using VBA

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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.
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Hi,

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, _
                             Height:=18).Select

  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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BFN,

fp.
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by:tjd71
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Thanks FP, I am away from the office until Thursday and will try it then.
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OK.  Thanks for letting me know.
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by:tjd71
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Hi Fp,

Thanks :) Too easy once you know how.

Cheers
tjd71
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:) 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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