IDE :: How To Create A ComboBox Dialog

Nov 21, 2011

I am using VB Express 2010.I need instructions on how to create a ComboBox dialog.I have been given bits and pieces one a time.I am seeking a website/book/manual or anthing I can read that will give me instruction on how to create a ComboBox from stratch.One instruction I receive was drag from toolbox tghe combobox on the form, then click propertybox on the left.I see not propertybox on the left of anything.Even if I found a propertybox on the left, THEN WHAT.Then instruction on do same with label.What is a Label?Is there anyone reading this email understand what I am requesting. A manual/Website or any thing that will give me exact instruction on what I am suppose to do to accomplished this task.Please do not send me a site that will tell me to CLICK on Combobox in the toolbox.After that how do I insert the information that I wish the combobox to have.Anyone out there that understand what I am seeking. A Book/Website that will give me complete instructions (from scratch) for a beginner not a one liner instruction.Is there a book on VB Express 2010 that I can purchase.

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Custom DialogResults - Create New Dialog Results For Dialog Forms?

Nov 11, 2009

Can I create new dialog results for my dialog forms? And then use them with Form.ShowDialog method?

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Show A Dialog Box Which Includes Combobox?

Aug 10, 2009

I have to create a Dialog box to get the user's selection. I can use the InputBox to get text but if it is able to show a Dialog Box with a Combobox, user can easily select items.

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Combobox - Dialog Exits When Enter Pressed?

Aug 29, 2009

I'm designing a Windows Forms Application, and there is a dialog that should NOT exit when the enter key is pressed, instead it has to validate data first, in case enter was pressed after changing the text of a ComboBox. I've tried by telling it what to do on KeyPress event of the ComboBox if e is the Enter key:


But no success so far. When the Enter key is pressed, even with the ComboBox on focus, the whole dialog is closed, returning to the previous form. The validation is NOT done at all, and it has to be done before exiting. In fact, I don't even want to exit on the form's enter KeyPress, the only purpose of the enter key on the whole dialog is to validate the ComboBox (but only when in focus, for the sake of an intuitive UI). I've also tried appending the validation to the KeyPress event of the whole dialog's form, if the key is Enter. NO SUCCESS! It's like my code wasn't there at all.

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Create A Form Dialog?

Aug 4, 2009

How can i create a form dialog. I mean when that form show, then i click to other form, form dialog still show and behave like a dialog.( when lost focus , dialog alway focus).

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Create Custom Dialog Box

Aug 5, 2010

I'm creating an stock management application. At times I want to be able to search for a customer, location, or institution. I know how to do all of this, but what I really nee dot figure out is:How do I create/design a function that calls a form and has the user query information and then return that query's data, preferable datatable.Now, I've created the form that does all this and I have the dataTable but now I want to have a function that can call this "query form" and return that data.I was thinking I have to do something with multi-threading but maybe I'm just looking over something obvious. The best analogy of what I want to do is to create a custom dialog box, but obviously instead of returning a simple integer I'd be returning a dataTable.

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How To Create A Wait Dialog

Sep 3, 2009

I designed a application on 2005. Some of the forms in this application has databindings controls. Now when such forms loads it takes some time. I want a splash screen or wait dialog containg "Please wait" message to appear till the form loads and the wait splash screen would be shown for every several forms in the application not only before the start up form.

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Create A Multiline Input Dialog Box?

Oct 21, 2011

I've checked various numbers of resources to try and find a way to create a multiline input dialog box.IE something that is a simple inputbox() with any number of lines in it or capable of a scrolling multiline dialog box.

So far I have found nothing. I know I can create one using vb Studio, but i'm trying to write a script for SecureCRT that will allow multiple lines of data to be input, then only certain information pulled from that data, run in a command, then the output set to a file. This will then loop and append any further output data to the end of the same file.I've so far got it built to ask for how many times it needs to loop based on how many servers we are checking on, but we are looking to cut the time down to where we can copy the info into the clipboard, paste it into a text box (when prompted for a mutli server check) then run the above paragraph as noted.

how to create a multiline text box with vb script?

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Use The Save As Dialog To Create An Entirely New Copy?

Mar 24, 2009

In Access or Excel, for instance, if I have a file named MyFile I can create an entirely new copy of it by going to File --Save As--; and pronto I have another File named ,say, MyFile2 while retaining my original file - MyFile - in its entirety.My question is: can I do same in VB? If I have a Solution named, MySolution, can I use the Save As dialog to create an entirely new copy of it while retaining the original Solution? If yes, how and if no, how do I do it?

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Vbmodal - Create A Dialog Box Form?

Apr 8, 2010

I'm trying to create a dialog box form, and I need it to be vbmodal, but when I write :Form1. show (vbmodal) I get error that vbmodal is not declared. I'm using VB 5.

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How To Create A Popup Dialog With Lists Of Arrays

Mar 17, 2010

I was wondering how you create a form with three lists. Each list representing a different array.

I guess the question is how do you take an array and make it into a list so it shows up on a list box?

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How To Create Dialog Box That Only Affects The Current MDI Window

Jun 8, 2011

I am working on an app that is an MDI. When the user clicks a button on an MDI child, I want to "disable" the current MDI child (and only the current child window), open a new window that has control, and then re-enable the child window when the new window is closed...very similar to using showDialog(). The thing I an having trouble figuring out is how to allow the other child windows to be active at the same time as when the new window is open. If I use the showDialog(), all child windows are disabled

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How To Create Standard (Save File Dialog Box)

Jun 17, 2009

I'm new to Visual Basic with no programming in my background. I've created a application without to many problems until now. I've looked around msdn but could not find any tutorial on how to create a "standard" save file dialog box. What I have found is some instruction with a lot of assumptions made such as I've done this before.

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VS 2008 Way To Create FolderBrowserDialog IN Form Not A Pop-up Dialog

Jun 29, 2009

I was wondering if there is any way to create a FolderBrowserDialog IN the form, not a pop-up dialog.I was looking around and I found that I can do this by the extension provider.I can inherit the FolderBrowserDialog since it's not a control.[code]

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Forms :: How To Create Dialog (Loading Data Please Wait)

Jun 13, 2007

My Startup form open very slow. How can I show a wait screen while Initialize Component. Then close this wait screen and show my Form.
You can see my attached image.

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C# - Create Visual Studio Style Options / Settings Dialog

Sep 13, 2011

I am currently in the process of improving my options dialog for a winforms application. At the moment I am using a tab control. I would like to create a form/dialog for settings that is similar to Visual Studio's. How is this done? I can see a treeview like control on the left hand side but what control are they using to display each of the options pages, it doesn't appear to be a tab control. I would like to be able to build the controls for each of the settings at design time.

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Get The 'Progress' Dialog To Display Immediately After The 'Install Icon' Dialog Disappears?

Jun 4, 2009

I have a simple desktop application that uses a .NET setup project (.msi file) to perform the installation. On the first installation, everything proceeds in a timely fashion with good feedback for the user.The problem occurs when the user is installing the latest version of the application over an old version on their machine.There is an unacceptably long delay of about 60 to 180 seconds from the time the installer's 'Welcome' dialog [It's not the Welcome dialog, I've removed that from the Start section of the setup project and replaced it with a CheckBox dialog to ask if the user wants a shortcut on the desktop] disappears until the 'Progress' dialog appears. The user sees minute(s) of blank screen and thinks the install has stopped or failed.

In the setup project properties, I've got the 'DetectNewerInstalledVersion' and 'RemovePreviousVersions' properties set to true. So, I believe that while nothing appears to be happening, the installer is actually removing the old version. The 'Progress' dialog does not appear until the new version begins installation.I've been trying to either:

a) Get the 'Progress' dialog to display immediately after the 'Install Icon' dialog disappears

b) Show another dialog while the Uninstall is running to let the user know that the setup is still running and everything is OK.

I have been unsuccessful with both methods. I'm using VS 2008 SP1?

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Forms :: Modeless Dialog Active When Modal Dialog Displayed?

Nov 16, 2010

Is there a way to launch a Modeless Dialog that stays active even when a Modal Dialog is launched? Can I put the Modeless Dialog in a seperate Thread or something like that?

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Passing Information Between Forms/dialogs (Form -> Dialog -> Dialog)?

Dec 22, 2009

I often use the process of displaying a dialog from a form, with the dialog user input then used to update the main form without any problem. In a new scenerio I launch the main application screen, I then show a login dialog ontop of the main app screen and can launch another dialog from the login if a new user is required. The plan is to update the login dialog (updating a combobox to reflect the addition of a new user) from the new user dialog.

See code below :-

'Update login forms user list as new user added successfully
frmRoomBookingLogin.cboLogin.DataSource = Nothing
frmRoomBookingLogin.txtPassword.Text = "Updating password from dialog"
MessageBox.Show("The password text is " & frmRoomBookingLogin.txtPassword.Text)


The messagebox implies the dialog has been updated yet the text does not change. Is it possible to update the dialog when using a setup such as Form -> dialog -> dialog? I'm intrigued as why the dialog does not reflect changes. I have never refreshed/repainted the dialog as never required to in my other examples when updating a form from a dialog and never encountered a problem when using a two tier form setup.

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How To Use A File Opener Dialog And A Folder Browser Dialog

Jan 27, 2010

I have an assignment due this week in which I have to make a app that has 5 buttons and a picture box. When each button is clicked it has to show the corresponding picture in the picture box, the fifth button closes the app.

I have the whole form set up the way it should be, but I have no idea how to write the code to make the buttons display the images and close the app.I have the images in a folder within the project folders.

I have yet to be able to find one, the one I found should how to do it using a file opener dialog and a folder browser dialog but that is not what I think my prof wants us to do, as that is more for a picture viewer app that lets the user choose the file of the image they want ot view.

All i want is for the buttons to be linked to specific photos that are part of the application itself and have them open.

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Modeless Dialog Active When Modal Dialog Displayed

Nov 16, 2010

Is there a way to launch a Modeless Dialog that stays active even when a Modal Dialog is launched? Can I put the Modeless Dialog in a seperate Thread or something like that?

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Dialog OK Button Sometimes Returns Dialog Cancel?

Jun 30, 2009

I have a Dialog that is basically a confirmation dialog on some SQL statements. After the dialog I have an if statement: If frmRelease.ShowDialog() <> Windows.Forms.DialogResult.Cancel then.My buttons are set as DialogResult = OK and DialogResult = Cancel respectively on the dialog form.

For some reason, sometimes my button set to DialogResult = OK is returning me a DialogResult.Cancel, and causing me to skip a block of cleanup code.

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Create A Button With A MenuStrip Option Like One In MS-Office "Save As" Dialog As Below Picture?

May 10, 2012

How to create a button with a MenuStrip option like one in MS-Office "Save As" dialog as below picture?

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Create A ComboBox In An Inputbox?

Jun 13, 2011

I have a problem with inserting a multiple selection option into my Inputbox.

IDEA: First the user chooses an excel file which he wants to open and then the sheet he wants to be read.

I can manage everything else except making the sheet selection a multiple option one.

At the moment the name of the wanted Excel sheet is typed into the text field in the inputbox. But I want the textfield to be a dropdownlist which would be populated with this:

With ComboBox1
For i As Integer = 1 To XL_WB.Worksheets.Count
Dim nimet As Excel.Worksheet = XL_WB.Worksheets(i)


how to create an Inputbox with Textfield --> ComboBox ??

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Create A Combobox Instead Of A List Box

Mar 10, 2012

Instead of a list box, I create a combobox and as I introduced the names she goesby recording and sharing this with other combobox from other forms?

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Create Color ComboBox?

Sep 4, 2008

I'm trying to turn this into a UserControl for a project and my end goal is to have a combobox that lists all of the colors in the color enum and it also shows a little box next to each item in the drop down that shows the color of each color's name. Just like the one in VS 2005 when you click Tools -> Options -> Fonts & Colors, there's an "Item Foreground" and "Item Background" that does this.I already have the drawing of the colors and whatnot done, here's the

Dim CurrColor As Color
For Each aColorName As String In System.Enum.GetNames(GetType(System.Drawing.KnownColor))
CurrColor = Color.FromName(aColorName)


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Create Custom Combobox ?

Mar 4, 2012

I want to create ComboBox that looks like this:

I have all the images needed for this set. where should I begin to create something similar?

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How To Create A Property Like Combobox

May 20, 2012

How to create a property like combobox?

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How To Create An Editable Combobox

Oct 30, 2009

how to create an editable combobox that remembers up to 10 previous entries (Like the address bar in Internet Explorer).

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VS 2008 : Save Dialog Box To Create Backup In .net 2008?

Nov 9, 2011

I Am trying to connect to the database(in Sql Server 2008) through my desktop application, perform a backup, and then allow the user to save the backup file to their computer Using Save Dialog box in 2008.

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