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How do I reference an Excel VBA ActiveX control ?

Posted on 2014-11-11
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Hi All,

I have an Excel sheet with an ActiveX combo box named coYear. However, when I try to refer to it in my VBA procedure I get the following error message : Compile error. Method or data member not found

I'm trying to load a variable called strFileNameYear from this control object as follows:

strFileNameYear = Me.Controls("coYear").Value

What am I doing wrong ?

Thanks
Toco
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Rory Archibald earned 250 total points
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Simply:
strFileNameYear = Me.coYear.Value

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You really should't use ActiveX controls on a sheet. If you do you may find that they change size and/or font size on their own.
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Thanks for two helpful solutions, both. I'll split the points if you don't mind.
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