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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

Click here for more information on Access 2010 Beginner Level 8, including a course outline, sample videos, and more.

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Dave Ingram 
2 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)
"Lets Fly"
Adam Schwanz
2 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
2 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
Joseph Messina
38 days ago
Hi Richard:

   Not sure if you cover this in any of the lessons.  I googled how to clear combo box after searching for record in Access.  Or if you know something better how to clear combo box after searching for a record in Access.  I can share the steps with you I found when I did google search.
Alex Hedley
38 days ago
Joseph I moved this to a recent post asking the same
Joseph Messina
37 days ago
Hi Alex:

     Can you tell me where thst post is so I can see if there is any replies or answers?
Alex Hedley
37 days ago
You're replying to it...
Joseph Messina
37 days ago
I see it.  I scrolled to the top.  I'm goong srnd u a screen shot what i found on google.  I know how to create combo vlboxes and add colums to it.  For example address.  I was trying tofigure out yo clear it after searchijg for record.
Joseph Messina
37 days ago

Alex Hedley
37 days ago
A MACRO, YOU POSTED A MACRO IN THIS FORUM :s
Only kidding.
Yes you can do it like that, much the same would be done, as Rich suggested above, using an AfterUpdate.
Many ways to skin a cat.
Elaine Heltman
24 days ago
I didn't end up using AfterUpdate, but the video led me to figure out how to clear combo boxes on a search form. It's a continuous form with 4 unbound combo boxes in the header and the related fields are in the form. Each "found" entry has a double-click event to go to its specific "detail" form. I used the following code in a button OnClick event to clear all the combo boxes and "reset" the form (the actual combo boxes have real names):
Forms!GeneralSearchFormF![Combo1].SetFocus
    Combo1.Text = ""
    
    Forms!GeneralSearchFormF![Combo2].SetFocus
    Combo2.Text = ""
    
    Forms!GeneralSearchFormF![Combo3].SetFocus
    Combo3.Text = ""
    
    Forms!GeneralSearchFormF![Combo4].SetFocus
    Combo4.Text = ""
    
    Me.Requery

Thanks for all the lessons, Richard!
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