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Change combobox to textbox in vba

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Hi I was trying to use this code to change a combo box to a text box :
Me.cboEntry.value = ""
DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdChangeToTextBox

But when i run the application it gives error
Runtime error '2046'
The commant or action "ChangetoTextbox" is not available now

Can anybody help me to do this

"I know i can use alternative method, By putting textbox on top of combobox and making invisible one of them"

But i want to do this in a clean way
Thanks in advance
Sep 4 '08 #1
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My guess is that you're trying to do this while the form is running, and this kind of design change can only be made if the form is opened in Design View.

Linq ;0)>
Sep 4 '08 #2

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Cleanliness and neatness of code is always very important IMHO.

In this case, if I understand your requirements correctly, keeping (and managing) the TextBox as separate from the ComboBox seems a neater solution to me. I assume you don't want simply to disable the ComboBox on the fly. That would disable the ComboBox facility while at the same time show the selected result. Unfortunately it's also somewhat greyed out, so half hidden. Not an ideal solution.
Sep 5 '08 #3

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What exactly are you trying to accomplish with this?

Linq ;0)>
Sep 5 '08 #4

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