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ListBox/ComboBox Dynamic Datasource

ListBox/ComboBox Dynamic Datasource

ListBox/ComboBox Dynamic Datasource

Is there a way to change the datasource of a ListBox or ComboBox dynamically. By that I mean having an array holding the names of a data tables like "dtUnitType", "dtModel", etc. Then setting the datasource to the value of one of the array items chosen by the user. I could use a case statement, but I'm trying to make this as dynamic as possible.

Sylvania/Toledo Ohio

RE: ListBox/ComboBox Dynamic Datasource

Dim sTableNames() As String

'some code to fill the array with table names

ComboBox1.DisplayMember = "<Field Name to display>"
ComboBox1.ValueMember = "<Field Name to display>" 'this is optional
ComboBox1.DataSource = sTableNames(0) 'use the appropriate index here.

Given that you need to supply the DisplayMember (and optionally the ValueMember), you might want to include these items in the array as well.

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RE: ListBox/ComboBox Dynamic Datasource

Thanks Matey!
I wasn't sure if the datasource would allow assignments like that.
Yes I will include those other items in the array.
I'm hoping to build a fairly generic filter generator so I don't have to add a control to the filter form for every filter condition, I can just add it to a table for the source of the array.

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Sylvania/Toledo Ohio

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