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Access Userform Matchentry

Posted on 2014-01-03
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I've added a listbox on an Access userform.
Is there a way to select a listbox value the same way it is done in Excel?

Listbox Match Entry in Excel
I understand that there is a way to add Active-X controls on an Access userform, so I could make us of an ActiveX listbox.

Do you recommend adding ActiveX controls on a userform or should I stick with the regular Access controls?

Massimo
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A combo-box provides the features that allow the end-user to type in the value and it will start matching the text with the values in the list.  List boxes don't really have this functionality.  I have simulated the functionality with a textbox that would adjust the values in the list box based on the characters typed.

I would recommend staying with the provided access controls.
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Thanks for the information. I'm going to use comboboxes instead.
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