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Lesson 14. Adding Special Controls to Fo... > Creating a List Box or a Combo Box

Creating a List Box or a Combo Box

A list box or a combo box can come in handy if you find yourself repeatedly typing certain values into a field. For example, if you have to enter the name of one of your 12 branch offices each time you use a form, you might find it easier to create a list box containing the branch office names, and then you can click to select a particular name from the list. With a list box, the person doing the data entry is limited to the choices that display on the list.

A combo box is useful when a list box is appropriate, but when it's possible that a different entry might occasionally be needed. For example, if most of your customers come from one of six states, but occasionally you get a new customer from another state, you might use a combo box. During data entry, you could choose the state from the list when appropriate and type a new state when it's not.


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