XL2000: How to Use the TextColumn Property

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Summary

You can use the TextColumn property of the ListBox or ComboBox control to display one set of values to your user in a list, but to return another value based on the selection that the user makes.

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  1. Close and save any open workbooks, and then open a new workbook.
  2. On Sheet1, enter the following values:
        A1: FTP   B1: File Transfer Protocol
        A2: GIF   B2: Graphics Interchange Format
        A3: HTTP  B3: Hypertext Transfer Protocol
        A4: URL   B4: Uniform Resource Locator
        A5: WWW   B5: World Wide Web
    					
  3. Start the Visual Basic Editor (press ALT+F11).
  4. If the Properties window is not visible, click Properties on the View menu (or press F4).
  5. On the Insert menu, click UserForm.
  6. Draw a ListBox control on the UserForm.
  7. Select the Properties window (press F4).
  8. Change the following properties of the ListBox control to the following values:
        Property         Value
        ------------------------------
        BoundColumn       2
        RowSource         Sheet1!A1:B5
        TextColumn        1
    						
    Setting the BoundColumn property to a value of 2 indicates that you want to return a value from column 2 in your list. Setting the TextColumn property to a value of 1 means that you are presenting the user with values from the first column of the data that the ListBox is binding to.
  9. Draw a Label control on the UserForm.
  10. Double-click the ListBox to open the code window for the ListBox.
  11. In the module, type the following code for the ListBox Change event:
    Private Sub ListBox1_Click()
    
       Label1.Caption = ListBox1.Value
    
    End Sub
    						
  12. Run the UserForm. To do this, select the UserForm, and then click Run Sub/UserForm on the Run menu.
When you click an item in the list box, the label will change to the current value from column 2 in the list.

References

For more information about using the TextColumn property, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type TextColumn Property in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.

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Article ID: 213722 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 5.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition
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