Hi

I have a combo box with a list of Months however the Months are preceded with a single character code i.e
F (January)
G (February)
H (March)
J (April)
K (May)
M (June)
N (July)
Q (August)
U (September)
V (October)
X (November)
Z (December)
H (March)

As I type i need to populated the text property of the combo with a match. So if I type "J" then "J (April)" is shown however if I type "Ju" then "M (June)" will be shown.

I have accomplished this with this Function:

Public Function FindItem(sString As String, sColumn, rs As ADODB.Recordset) As String
Dim rsClone As ADODB.Recordset
Dim i As Integer

Set rsClone = rs.Clone
If sString = "" Or rsClone.RecordCount = 0 Then Exit Function

rsClone.MoveFirst

If Len(sString) = 1 Then
    rsClone.Find "[" & sColumn & "]" & " Like #" & sString & "*#"
Else
    rsClone.Find "[" & sColumn & "]" & " Like #*" & sString & "*#"
End If


If rsClone.EOF = False And rsClone.BOF = False Then
    Debug.Print rsClone(sColumn)
    FindItem= rsClone(sColumn)
    cboDropDown.ListIndex = rsClone.AbsolutePosition - 1
    rsClone.Close
    Exit Function
Else
    Debug.Print "Not Found"
End If

FindItem= ""
rsClone.Close
End Function

The problem I am having is when the cboDropDown.ListIndex is set the whole text is highlighted (see 1st Image) what I need to do is only highlight a portion of the text (see see 2nd Image).

So using the above example, if I type "J" then "J (April)" is found and only "(April)"
should be highlighted "J (April)" this will then allow me to continue to type so if I were to type "Ju" thus "M (June)" will be displayed and "ne)" highlighted.

Any suggestions?
Thanks
Darren

If sString is the String that you have typed then

use the following

cboDropDown.SelStart = Len(sString)
cboDropDown.SelLength = Len(cboDropDown.Text) - Len(sString)

After

..
cboDropDown.ListIndex = rsClone.AbsolutePosition - 1
...

Thanks selvaganapathy,

Will try it out on Monday.
Have a good weekend.

Darren