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XL97: How to Remove All Items from a ListBox or ComboBox

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SUMMARY
There is no single method that you can use to remove all items from aListBox or ComboBox control on a UserForm. The method that you use toremove an item depends on whether the ListBox or ComboBox control is boundto a worksheet. This article contains examples that remove items from asample control that is bound to a worksheet and a sample control that isnot bound to a worksheet.
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If ListBox or ComboBox Control is bound to a worksheet

To build a sample UserForm that contains a ListBox control that is bound toa worksheet and then remove items in the control, follow these steps:
  1. Close and save any open workbooks, and then create a new workbook.
  2. On Sheet1, type the following values:
    A1: Alpha
    A2: Bravo
    A3: Charlie
    A4: Delta
    A5: Echo
  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. If the Project Explorer window is not visible, click Project Explorer on the View menu.
  6. On the Insert menu, click UserForm.
  7. Draw a ListBox control on the UserForm.
  8. Switch to the Properties window (press F4).
  9. Change the RowSource property of the ListBox control to the following value:
    Sheet1!A1:A5
  10. Draw a CommandButton control on the UserForm.
  11. Double-click the CommandButton to open the code window for the CommandButton.
  12. In the module, type the following code for the CommandButton Click event:
           Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()           ListBox1.RowSource = ""       End Sub						
  13. Run the UserForm.

    The list box that you added to the UserForm is populated with the values that you entered on Sheet1.
  14. Click the CommandButton.
All of the items are removed from ListBox1.

If the ListBox or ComboBox is not bound to a worksheet

To build a sample UserForm that contains a ListBox control that ispopulated with an array of values when the UserForm loads and then removeitems in the control, use the following steps:
  1. Close and save any open workbooks, and then create a new workbook.
  2. Start the Visual Basic Editor (press ALT+F11).
  3. If the Properties window is not visible, click Properties on the View menu (or press F4).
  4. On the Insert menu, click UserForm.
  5. Double-click the UserForm to open the code window for the UserForm.
  6. In the module, type the following code for the UserForm Initialize event:
           Private Sub UserForm_Initialize()           Dim MyArray As Variant           Dim i As Integer           'Initialize array with values to populate ListBox.           MyArray = Array("Alpha", "Bravo", "Charlie", "Delta", "Echo")           For i = LBound(MyArray) To Ubound(MyArray)               'Add a value from MyArray to ListBox1.               UserForm1.ListBox1.AddItem MyArray(i)           Next       End Sub    This procedure populates ListBox1 when the UserForm is loaded.						
  7. Draw a ListBox control on the UserForm.
  8. Draw a CommandButton control on the UserForm.
  9. Double-click the CommandButton to open the code window for the CommandButton.
  10. In the module, type the following code for the CommandButton Click event:
           Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()           Dim i As Integer           For i = 1 To ListBox1.ListCount               'Remove an item from the ListBox.               ListBox1.RemoveItem 0           Next i       End Sub   This Visual Basic procedure removes all of the items from ListBox1.						
  11. Run the UserForm.
  12. Click the CommandButton.
All of the items are removed from ListBox1.
REFERENCES
For more information about using the ListBox control, click the OfficeAssistant in the Visual Basic Editor, type "listbox control" (withoutquotation marks), click Search, and then click to view the "ListBoxControl" topic.

For more information about using the RowSource property, click the OfficeAssistant in the Visual Basic Editor, type "rowsource" (without quotationmarks), click Search, and then click to view the "RowSource Property"topic.

For more information about using the RemoveItem method, click the OfficeAssistant in the Visual Basic Editor, type "removeitem" (without quotationmarks), click Search, and then click to view the "RemoveItem Method (VBAForms 97)" topic.

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:
120802Office: How to Add/Remove a Single Office Program or Component
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Article ID: 165632 - Last Review: 11/23/2006 07:55:31 - Revision: 2.4

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