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Access 2010 Beginner 8
By Richard Rost   Richard Rost on Twitter Richard Rost on LinkedIn Email Richard Rost   9 years ago

This Microsoft Access video tutorial picks up where Level 7 left off. This class covers creating different types of combo boxes (also called drop-down boxes) and list boxes, to give the user a list of options to choose from on your forms. We will also learn how to control the tab order of our forms.

- Value List Combo Box
- Table-Based Combo Box
- Multi-Column Combo Box
- Combo Box to Search Records
- List Boxes
- Limit to List, Edit List Items Properties
- Add, Edit the Combo Box Items
- Tab Order, Tab Stop
- Form Cycle Property

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Dave Ingram 
4 months ago
Hi Richard, love the lessons clear and precise. I have successfully installed my ComboBox in the header of my form. I have it set to look for the FirstName and display the FirstName & LastName. Works a treat, is it possible to have the ComboBox text cleared ready for the next search? Dave from Aotearoa NZ (Land of the long white cloud) Read More...
Adam Schwanz
4 months ago
I'll have to let someone else chime in on this one. I can't remember if there's a way to do it back in expert classes. But once you get to some macros or VBA programming you'll have no trouble doing this either with events or a "clear fields" button.
Richard Rost
4 months ago
There is no way to do it without programming. When you get to the Developer classes, I'll show you how. Hint: AfterUpdate Event
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Larry Fisackerly 
4 months ago
I have successfully created some Combo Boxes. However, I am trying to create a new Combo Box and am getting the error message "Combo Box Wizard "Overflow"" when I drop the Combo Box onto the form. The Combo Box Wizard does not open. Help.
Richard Rost
4 months ago
Reboot. Compact. Troubleshooter
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Matthew Mach 
5 months ago
Is there a simple way to create a combo box where if you selection will limit other choices? For Example: If I have a column title Fruit that when I select Fruit I will on see the list of fruits.  Same if I had just a column for vegetables.
Richard Rost
5 months ago
Yeah... what Alex said. :)
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Other ComboBox Upload Images   Link 
Kevin Gill 
5 years ago
When creating a combo box. You have a list of options, but none may apply, thus creating an "Other." How can you make it so if a user selects other it makes them type a value in or in an "other field?" Read More...
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Virginia Mergl 
5 years ago
Hi, is it possible to instead of tab to go the the next field press Enter to go the next field

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You could use some VBA to capture a KeyPress then use a GoTo command. Read More...
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Combo Box Wizard Search Option Not Found Upload Images   Link 
Elizabeth R 
5 years ago
Wow. That sucks. :D What a feature! Let me try it...You might want to add my issue to the forum for B8 Lesson 6 so that others don't spend 2 hours trying to figure out what we did wrong...LOL.
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cristy stout 
5 years ago
Hi Richard, your videos are awesome.  Thank you.  With these combo/list boxes, can one incorporate those with a parameter query?  

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Joe Beniacar 
5 years ago
Hi Alex. I was just saying it's not so obvious to me when you should change a Table's 1)Text field (with potentially the same value(s) for multiple records) with corresponding Form Text Box control, to a 2)Number field, with corresponding HelperT, and make it a Combo Box on related Forms? That seems to be a bit of a grey area... Any ideas? Thanks! Read More...
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Andrew Hite 
6 years ago
I've followed you step by step and the wizard is selected but when I click to add the combo box to my form layout the wizard doesn't pop up. Any thoughts on what is going on?

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Guixiang Fan 
6 years ago
I use combo box put in page Header to do search, but after I save and close it, the search bar is not showed on top of the form. What is the reason and how can I fix it? Thanks.

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