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    Combobox size and list within keep shrinking

    Hi guys
    I'm not experienced in writing vba code. I have created an activex combobox to enable me to quickly move to another worksheet in my workbook. I have managed this mostly by following youtube videos lol!
    It works perfectly (surprisingly) BUT every time I click into the box the text within it shrinks and also the size of the box changes when I come back to the worksheet with it on.
    I am working in Excel 2010 on windows10 64bit.
    I have attached the file accordingly and the combobox in question says 'Go To Batch'
    I have googled the problem and searched on here to no avail so far and just wondered if someone could help me.
    Many thanks in advance
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    Re: Combobox size and list within keep shrinking

    A well known Excel bug, ActiveX controls are unstable on worksheets, has been there forever.
    Possible workaround would be to recreate the combobox everytime it is used.
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    Re: Combobox size and list within keep shrinking

    Or you could use a Form Control rather than ActiveX, or even use an in cell drop down list (data validation) and a worksheet change event to fire the sheet change.

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    Re: Combobox size and list within keep shrinking

    Thx. Blimey who'd have thought MS would allow a glitch like that for so long!

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    Re: Combobox size and list within keep shrinking

    Sounds interesting - could you point me to any 'how to' videos to do it like that by any chance?

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    Re: Combobox size and list within keep shrinking

    While this does not answer your direct question, given what you want your code to do, I thought you might find this "Neat Go To Sheet Selector" that I posted a while ago in my mini-blog to be of some interest. You can find the code, a full description of its use and a demo file at the following link...

    A Neat "Go To Sheet" Selector

    One thing I did not mention in that blog article is that you can install all of the code to a workbook with blank sheets and then save it as a Template file. Then, when you are going to have a project with a lot of worksheets, you can open the Template file instead of a normal blank file and all the code will automatically be in place.
    Last edited by Rick Rothstein; 02-09-2020 at 03:41 PM.

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    Re: Combobox size and list within keep shrinking

    That's brilliant Rick I'll look it over now

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    Re: Combobox size and list within keep shrinking

    Hello

    i have the same problem, and found this thats worked, but can it be modfied so it takes all comboboxes or must i add a code for each

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    Re: Combobox size and list within keep shrinking

    Quote Originally Posted by andyk62 View Post
    That's brilliant Rick I'll look it over now
    Did you get a chance to try out my "Go To Sheet" selector yet? I am curious if it is something you can make use of or not.

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    Re: Combobox size and list within keep shrinking

    If you are still experiencing ActiveX quirks the code in the module of the attached may be of assistance.


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