VB6 Combo Box Change Event

When user selects an item in a combo box, I would like to respond with a subroutine that does something with the new choice.

I put a break in the code written under subroutine "ComboBox_Change", but the program doesn't seem to call that subroutine when a new selection is made in the combo box.

I've temporarily installed a "GO" command button and put the code there, but that requires the user to do one extra mouse click.

The action should take place whenever a new selection is made in the combo box itself.

What am I missing here?
Norma PosyPhysicistAsked:
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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
Try the Click event.
Norma PosyPhysicistAuthor Commented:
But there are two clicks.
First, to get the drop-down of the items.
Second, to select the item.

Anyway, I'm curious. What event actually triggers the "change" event?
Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
Of the two "clicks" the first triggers the DropDown event and selecting the item triggers the Click event. Note that the Click event is also generated when the combobox is loaded and I added code to ignore that. The Change event is triggered when you type a value into the combobox and I don't think I've ever found a use for that event.

I've attached a demo project that illustrates the above. It includes displaying some messages in the Immediate Window because otherwise they would get in the way of normal processing.

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Norma PosyPhysicistAuthor Commented:
Thank you so much.
You have clarified the combo box "click" and "change" events for me.
- - Norma
Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
You're welcome and I'm glad I was able to help.

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