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    auto complete for dropdown lists

    I have a locked form with multiple lengthy dropdown menus. Currently, the user must scroll down the entire list to find the desired item. Is there any way to have the user enter the first few characters of the item and have the menu start at that point or do auto complete?

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    Hi,

    Try this from Debra Dalgleish


    If you use a combo box from the control toolbox, you can set its
    autocomplete property to true:
    On the control toolbox, click the Design Mode button
    Select the combo box
    On the control toolbox, click the Properties button
    Set the MatchEntry property to: fmMatchEntryComplete

    If the dropdown is from data validation, it doesn't support
    autocomplete. However, there's a sample file here that provides a
    combobox from which you can select one of the values from the data
    validation list. In the combobox, you can enable autocomplete:


    http://www.contextures.com/excelfiles.html


    Under 'Data Validation', look for 'Data Validation Combobox'


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    Hi,

    Are you using dropdown comboboxes from the controls toolbox ?

    Carim

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    No, I'm not using comboboxes. I am using Data validation with lists.

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    As Debra says


    If the dropdown is from data validation, it doesn't support
    autocomplete

    however

    If you use a combo box from the control toolbox, you can set its
    autocomplete property to true

    Do you get the picture

    VBA Noob

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