Possible to loop through control box?

largeselection

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Aug 4, 2008
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353
Hi again,

I have a chart which shows revenue by salesman for a month. Basically I have a dropdown control which lists the names of 12 different sets of data. So I can choose Jan, Feb, Mar, etc and based on my selection it will update the data in a range and then adjust the chart based on that range (which has been updated).

So I can click in the dropdown and select Jan, then Feb, then Mar and see how the salesman performance flows month by month.

Is there a way to automate it like a slideshow?

So it would be first in the control dropdown, show for 5 seconds, then second in the control dropdown, show for 5 seconds, then third, etc. so I don't have to manually keep clicking the control to select the next one. It would be less distracting if I could show it ala a slideshow.
 

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ChrisOswald

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Joined
Jan 19, 2010
Messages
454
Hi,
without knowing more about your dropdown (is it in a userform, data validation list), I can't give a specific answer.

with that caveat, you should be able to do something.

Code:
Sub StartMySlide()
    Dim i As Long
 
    For i = 1 To 12
        'assuming you're using a data validation drop down based in cell A1.
        Cells(1, 1) = Format(i & "/01/2000", "mmm")
 
        'if the drop down (called mycontrol) is in a form (called myfrm) , you'd do something like
        'myfrm.mycontrol.Value = Format(i & "/01/2000", "mmm")
 
        'I hardly ever use charts, so I'm not certain if there is any sort of
        ' 'refresh' command needed.
        Application.Wait (Now + TimeValue("0:00:05"))
    Next i
 
End Sub
 

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