Hi,

Could somebody provide me with an example of how to display data (some text) in a combobox?

Thanks

Collin

This is very simple...


try this..

Public Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
        ComboBox1.Items.Clear()
        Try
            db.con.Open()
            Dim da As New SqlDataAdapter("select * from student where id>3", db.con)
            Dim ds As New DataSet
            da.Fill(ds, "1")
         

            For i As Integer = 0 To ds.Tables("1").Rows.Count - 1
                Me.ComboBox1.Items.Add(ds.Tables("1").Rows(i)(0))
            Next

        Catch ex As Exception
            MsgBox("Error : " + ex.Message)
        Finally
            db.con.Close()
        End Try
    End Sub

You will need
1. SqlDataAdapter
2. Dataset

Now first define the dataadapter with command string and connection string.
Then fill the dataset using the dataadapter.
After that you can run a loop and add individual data into the combobox.

I've already got the connection to my database set up and working correctly. I'll go ahead and try the method you advised.

I've got one more question, would there be a way of displaying 3 separate fields (e.g. id, name, price) from ms access on a single line in the combobox?

Thanks

Collin

yes

Just change the code little bit.

For i As Integer = 0 To ds.Tables("1").Rows.Count - 1
                Me.ComboBox1.Items.Add(ds.Tables("1").Rows(i)(0)+" - "+ds.Tables("1").Rows(i)(1)+" - "+ds.Tables("1").Rows(i)(2))
            Next

hello !
you can do this in this way also .

dim mycon as new sqlconnection("connectionstring")
mycon.open()
dim da as new sqldataadapter("select * from table1",mycon)
dim dt as datatable
da.fill(dt)
combobox1.datasource = dt
combobox.displaymember = "field name you want to show "
combobox.valuemember  ="field name you want to get as a value "
mycon.close

Hope this will helps you
Regards

Thanks for your suggestion, but I've laready tried kingsonprisonic's and it works just fine.

How would I be able to use the record I selected in the combobox to perform an action? For example, how would I program Button2 in order to display the selected data in a MsgBox?

Thanks

Collin

Dear waqasaslammmmeo,

As he need to insert multiple field in one ComboBox , i think your code can not do that..... In your code he can only insert one field of a table. Right????

you want to show msgbox with the selected data of combo by clicking on the button ? if this is what you want then you can do like this

msgbox(combobox.text)

or if this is not what you want please rephrase you question:)

Regards

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