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listbox always returns null though item is programmatically selected

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hi guys,

this question has been asked quite a few times before and i've been doing some searching but i can't really pinpoint it.

i have a listbox - value list and non-multiselect. is use the

me.listbox.selected(0) = true

line of code to select the 1st row and then i try and retrieve the value using

msgbox listbox

it always comes up as a null value.

according to this thread DoDahD says we've got to use the default value of the listbox to set the value, not just aesthetically highlight the first row

https://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS_Access/Q_27245421.html

however reading other threads it seems that there could be other ways. i'm not sure and here's a quick sample database attached to demonstrate / test this

Question --> how can i select a row from the listbox aesthetically and in the value at the same time?
Listbox-Problem.mdb
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thanks Christian!! = ))

the above attached database is just a proof of concept but in my real database i'm dynamically filling in all the worksheets of an excel workbook. so i don't know the value before hand.

i could of course use the column property and get the value of the first row first column, but i was wonder - is there a "lazier" way to do it? = P  = ))
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fantastic advice fyed, i'll use just that! thanks!! = ))
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