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is there anyway to set the default selected item for a combobox's
dropdownlist? I have items in the items collection, but at runtime nothing
is selected by default, I'd like to have an item selected when the form
shows instead of nothing. thanks
Nov 21 '05 #1
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In the load event of the form that has the combobox control, select the
requested value.

Private Sub frmMain_Load(By Val sender As System.Object, ByVal e As
System.EventArg s) Handles MyBase.Load
....
If Me.ComboboxName .Items.Count > 0 Then
Me.ComboboxName .SelectedIndex = 0
End If
....
End Sub

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is there anyway to set the default selected item for a combobox's
dropdownlist? I have items in the items collection, but at runtime nothing
is selected by default, I'd like to have an item selected when the form
shows instead of nothing. thanks

Nov 21 '05 #2
"Brian Henry" <no****@nospam. com> schrieb:
is there anyway to set the default selected item for a combobox's
dropdownlist? I have items in the items collection, but at runtime nothing
is selected by default, I'd like to have an item selected when the form
shows instead of nothing.


Set the 'SelectedIndex' property to the index of the item you want to be the
selected item.

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