drop down list default value

I want a drop down with years (2015, 2016 etc) to default to the current year.

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Add a default to the control on the form.  Use Year(Date()) to extract the year from the current date.

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vbnetcoderAuthor Commented:
how would i do it in the vba code?
Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
<No Points wanted>
The correct way is the way Pat posted above...
...set the Default Value property of the control

You can do it via VBA, ...but it is more efficient to use the Default Value property
vbnetcoderAuthor Commented:
Sometimes you can't use internal VBA functions or hard-coded values as defaults and then your only choice would be to use VBA.  In that case, you would use the FORM's BeforeUpdate event.
If IsNull(Me.cboYear) Then
    Me.cboYear = Year(Date())
End If

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The downside of this is that the user doesn't see the default as he is entering the data and that was why I chose the Default property of the control.

You could also set the default at the table level.
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