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Cannot set SelectedIndex to -1 in ComboBox

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I've narrowed down a problem I've been having filling a combobox with the
results of a query stored in a datatable. I'm setting the ValueMember and
DisplayMember to the relevant column names, and then I want to make sure
nothing is selected.

By default it appears that if you do nothing, the first item (0) is
selected. However, I want to set the SelectedIndex to -1.

If I have a standalone window it works, but if I have a window that has an
mdiparent set, it ignores my attempts to set the SelectedIndex to -1 and
always selects item 0.

(here's my code...)
ComboBox1.DataSource = dt
ComboBox1.ValueMember = "chCountryCode"
ComboBox1.DisplayMember = "chCountryDesc"
ComboBox1.SelectedIndex = -1

I've already tried setting SelectedIndex = -1 twice, but that doesn't fix
it. The only thing that seems to fix it is making the window non-childmdi,
but our application is an MDI style app!

Is this a bug? Any ideas please?

Many thanks,

Nov 21 '05 #1
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