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Can Combo Boxes have lists wider than their boxes without scrollbars?

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As in the title,

Is it possible to create a combobox that has a list visibly wider than itself, i.e. displaying a list with all columns which is wider than the box itself without the need for scrollbars.

If it is, how would one accomplish this task?
Apr 21 '10 #1

✓ answered by topher23

Yes. In the Properties window for the combo box, go to the Format tab and find Column Width. The default setting is Auto, which means "as wide as the combo box." Change the default setting to the screen size you want, and you will lose the horizontal scrollbar. As for the vertical scrollbar, look for the setting in the same tab called List Rows. Set that to the maximum number of rows you need to display, and you'll lose that scroll bar as well.

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topher23
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Yes. In the Properties window for the combo box, go to the Format tab and find Column Width. The default setting is Auto, which means "as wide as the combo box." Change the default setting to the screen size you want, and you will lose the horizontal scrollbar. As for the vertical scrollbar, look for the setting in the same tab called List Rows. Set that to the maximum number of rows you need to display, and you'll lose that scroll bar as well.
Apr 21 '10 #2

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Thank you. I often think my problem is more complex than it is and overlook the simple.
Apr 21 '10 #3

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