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Combo box versus Listbox

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I created a table that is list of persons who provide services. It
will have 2 columns; ProviderId and Full name.

I need my users to select a service provider,so I want to create a
lookup to this table. What is the best way to get that list on a
form? Combo or list box? In other words what is the criteria for
using a combo box or listbox?
Nov 12 '05 #1
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A combobox takes up less realestate on your form but it doesn't natively display
the list of choices.
A listbox displays its list of choices.

Each has special features that the other doesn't.
A combobox has autoexpand. If you turn this property on, you can start typing in
your choice and the list automatically scrolls to the choice.

A listbox can be made to return multiple selections by turning on the
multi-select property.

here are many other differences too.
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I created a table that is list of persons who provide services. It
will have 2 columns; ProviderId and Full name.

I need my users to select a service provider,so I want to create a
lookup to this table. What is the best way to get that list on a
form? Combo or list box? In other words what is the criteria for
using a combo box or listbox?

Nov 12 '05 #2

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THANKS!
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