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I have an Excel userform I use to capture itemized receipts by date. The date options are either the current date (the default) or any past date within the database range (1999-2015).

I have the date dropdowns working exactly the way I want them EXCEPT for the “refresh“. Here’s how it works:

Clicking “Choose date” to enter a receipt for a past date displays Year, Month and Date dropdowns, each of which defaults to the current date elements. (The Year dropdown list contains 1999-2015 and the Month list contains January through December.)

Clicking the month list, the only month that appears is January, for the same reason clicking the Date list shows only 1 through the current date – because you cannot enter a receipt for a future date.  (This works as intended and designed.)

When clicking the Year list and selecting another year, say 2009, the Month and Date defaults remain unchanged (which is okay but I’d prefer them to default to January and 1, respectively). The list, however, contains all months and all days for whichever month is selected (as intended and designed).

Here’s the issue: with the selected year of 2009, if I then select any month after the current month, say September, and any date after the current date, say the 25th, and then I change the Year to the current year (2015), the Month and Date defaults remain unchanged even though their contents change to January-December and 1 to the end date of whichever month is selected. But you don’t see this until you click either the Month or the Date lists. When either if these is select, the Month then changes to January (with nothing else in the list because that’s the only month available for entry in the current year) and the Date changes to 1 (and the list includes 1 to the current January date).

What I am trying to achieve is for the Month default to change to the current month and the Date to the current date as soon as the Year is changed back to the current year without having to click either the Month of Date lists.

So this is what I am trying to achieve:

1.      Whenever the Year is changed to a past year, the Month default should change to January and the Date to 1 (with both lists populated by all months and all dates 1 to the displayed month, as happens now).
2.      Whenever the Year is changed to the current year, the Month default should change to the current month and the Date to the current date.

I’ve been searching for how to “refresh“ listboxes (including Experts Exchange) but haven’t found any that do what I want. Isn’t there a way to just refresh one or two listboxes when another event occurs (without having to reload the userform) – just as you can calculate one or more Excel worksheet cells?

I have attached a stripped d0wn version of the userform and code so you can see the code I have now.
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Listbox1.Refresh

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To best evaluate pls post your sample workbook !
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Gowflow,

Thanks, but ".refresh" is not an option in VBA 2010 that i know if  - it's not included among the intellisense options and if I enter it I get a runtime error). I thought I attached the demo file before but I guess not. I did this time. Pls have a look at it.
ListBox-Demo.xlsm
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where in your code do oyu want to refresh the listbox ?

Actually I ran the workbook and ran the macro it does not populate anything in the listbox.
So whats the story ?

Pls get to the point as your post is very long and honestly did not read it.

So try to be brief and to the point.
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just add this to your form code

Private Sub CmbYear_Change()
CmbYear_AfterUpdate
End Sub

I think this will solve the problem
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You're right - that solved it. Thanks much!
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