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Set ComboBox DataSource Dynamically

Set ComboBox DataSource Dynamically

(OP)
I'm creating combo boxes at run time. I would like to set the data source dynamically like this.

CODE

Cob1.DataSource = SomeView 
where SomeView is a variable containing the name of the view I want to use. I have the following code but obviously I still have to code the data source manually. Ideally I want the data source name stored in a table I use to create the combo boxes.

CODE

Private Sub setComboBoxDataSource(ByRef cbo1 As ComboBox, ByVal cboNbr As Integer)
  Select Case cboNbr
    Case 1
      cbo1.DataSource = UnitTypeView
    Case 2
      cbo1.DataSource = MakeView
    Case 3
      cbo1.DataSource = ModelView
    Case 4
      cbo1.DataSource = DoorView
  End Select
End Sub 

Auguy
Sylvania/Toledo Ohio

RE: Set ComboBox DataSource Dynamically

You've stated what you want to do, but I'm not sure what your question is. Are you looking for a general guide on how to do this, or do you need to know something more specific?

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RE: Set ComboBox DataSource Dynamically

(OP)
I'm adding combo boxes at run time. I want to store the name of the combo box data source (the view name) and other associated data in an SQL table. When creating the combo box I want do do something like

CODE

Cbo1.DataSource = SomeView 
where SomeView is the name of the view in the table. All of the views will be available before the creation of the combo boxes. I'm trying to avoid the Select Case statement in my original post

Auguy
Sylvania/Toledo Ohio

RE: Set ComboBox DataSource Dynamically

Ah, I get it now. If you store cboNbr in the database as well, you can do something like this:

CODE

'Assume a database connection object named 'conn'

Private Sub setComboBoxDataSource(ByRef cbo1 As ComboBox, ByVal cboNbr As Integer)
Dim cmd As SqlCommand
Dim SQLStr As String = "Select DataSource from ComboDataSources where cboNbr=" & cboNbr.ToString
cmd = New SqlCommand(SqlStr, conn)
If Not IsDbNull(cmd.ExecuteScalar) Then
cbo1.DataSource = cmd.ExecuteScalar
EndIf
End Sub

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RE: Set ComboBox DataSource Dynamically

(OP)
OK, thanks. I will play around a bit to see if I can get it to work

Auguy
Sylvania/Toledo Ohio

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