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Create Recordset With AddNew
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Import A Tab Delimited File
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Format Excel From Access
Import Tab Delim w/WinAPI
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Access Error Handling
Loop Through Form Controls
Insert A Calendar Control
Create A Filtered Recordset
Populate Combo Boxes
Bookmarks And Forms
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Passing Form Objects
Create VBA SQL Statements
Create Dynamic Queries
Display File Images On A Form
Manipulate Files via VBA
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Number Subform Records
Reference Subform Objects
Parse Delimited Fields
Parameterized Queries (VBA)
Manipulating QueryDefs In VBA
FindFirst On Combined Keys
Dlookup Command
Dlookup In Form Datasheet
Execute SQL Delete Records
Commit Form To Table
Report With No Data
Reference Form Objects
DSNLess Connections To MySQL
Print Active Form Record
Count Records in Linked Tables
Delete Empty Tables
Open Linked SQL Tables


Floating Worksheet Combo Boxes

It is possible to have a worksheet combo box "float" to the active cell using the code sample below. The developer would create a single combo box on top of a worksheet (not a UserForm) and assign it a name.

Several procedures must be considered:
(1) The Linked cell which receives the result of the combo box needs to be specified in the VBA
(2) The location and size of the combo box needs to be adjusted to the ActiveCell
(3) The Combo Box needs to be initialized when the Workbook is opened

The way the example below works is that the user will click a worksheet cell. if the ActiveCell clicked is within the range specified for the ComboBox (The Application.Intersect range), then the combo box is moved on top of the active cell. When the user selects a drop-down value, that value is transferred to the contents of the active cell. This is one method where a form is not required to use an Active-X ComboBox. The ComboBox is actually created on top of a worksheet.

Program Code

' ***********************************************************
' In Workbook Events Section Load The Combo Box Contents
' ***********************************************************
Option Explicit

Private Sub Workbook_Open()
With Sheets(1).cboCustomer
    .AddItem "Alberta"
    .AddItem "Bakersfield"
    .AddItem "Chicago"
    .AddItem "Detroit"
    .AddItem "Eugene"
    .AddItem "France"
    .AddItem "Georgia"
    .AddItem "Hawaii"
    .AddItem "Idaho"
End With
End Sub

' ***********************************************************
' In Worksheet Events Section Detect A Change In The
' Allowed Range And Move The Box To That Location
' ***********************************************************
Option Explicit
Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)

    With Me.cboCustomer
        If Not Intersect(Range("A2:A31"), ActiveCell) Is Nothing Then
            .Top = ActiveCell.Top
            .Left = ActiveCell.Left
            .Width = ActiveCell.Width
            .LinkedCell = ActiveCell.Address
            .Visible = True
            .Visible = False
            .LinkedCell = ""
        End If
    End With
End Sub