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XL97: How to Use the TextColumn Property

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You can use the TextColumn property of the ListBox or ComboBox control todisplay one set of values to your user in a list, but to return anothervalue 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. Activate 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, activate 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 thecurrent value from column 2 in the list.
For more information about using the TextColumn property, click the OfficeAssistant, type textcolumn property, clickSearch, and then click to view the TextColumn Property.

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on theStandard toolbar. If Microsoft Excel Help is not installed on yourcomputer, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
120802 Office: How to Add/Remove a Single Office Program or Component

Article ID: 165570 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 05:20:00 - Revision: 3.0

Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition

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