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Databound Listbox - Item Selection Problem

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I have a winform with a listbox databound to a single column (EmailName) of an Access table via a tableadapter. The listbox SelectionMode is set to MultiSimple and the ValueMember is set to "EmailName". The listbox fills correctly and I have coded (lboxEmailName.ClearSelected()) so no items are selected on form load .

The problem - When I select an item that is not the first item on the list, the first item changes to the item selected.

For example: There are three names in the listbox in the following order; Moe, Larry, Curly. If I select Larry, then first name on the list (Moe), changes to Larry. Also, I can't deselect the first name on the list as long as another name is selected.

I have no experience with listboxes, I just need to have a listbox that will allow the user to make a single or multiple selection from a short list of names.

Can someone help?
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by:AndyAinscow
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Do you mean you have two rows showing Larry ?

eg.
Larry
Larry
Curly
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That's correct...
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This almost sounds like it is updating (modifying) the underlying data source to the list box.
Do you have any code responding to events raised by the listbox ?
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by:Tim313
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No events raised by the listbox. Once the form loads, no code runs until a button (btnSend) is clicked. The changes (Moe, Larry, Curly to Larry, Larry, Curly) due to user selection occurs before the button click.
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by:AndyAinscow
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Hmmm, I don't immediately see what is going wrong.
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by:Tim313
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I found the problem, actually your "updating (modifying) the underlying data source" comment sent me to look at the Properties;(DataBindings);SelectedValue... I had that set to my tableadapter bindingsource AND the DataSource Property set to my tableadapter binding source along with the DisplayMember set to EmailName.

I cleared the Properties;(DataBindings);SelectedValue and left the DataSouce and DisplayMember as is and this seems to have cleared the conflict.

Too many late nights at the keyboard...

Thanks for you help!
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