Searchable drop down list

chidmas

New Member
Joined
Dec 23, 2020
Messages
1
Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
HI All, I found some VBA which created a searchable drop-down menu after double-clicking which worked perfectly fine however now when I use it the drop-down appears I then select the entry and then rather than populating the cell it goes totally blank. Please can someone help me. I have no idea what I have done differently
VBA Code:
Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick _
  (ByVal Target As Range, _
    Cancel As Boolean)
Dim str As String
Dim cboTemp As OLEObject
Dim ws As Worksheet
Set ws = ActiveSheet

Set cboTemp = ws.OLEObjects("TempCombo")
  On Error Resume Next
  With cboTemp
  'clear and hide the combo box
    .ListFillRange = ""
    .LinkedCell = ""
    .Visible = False
  End With
On Error GoTo errHandler
  If Target.Validation.Type = 3 Then
    'if the cell contains
      'a data validation list
    Cancel = True
    Application.EnableEvents = False
    'get the data validation formula
    str = Target.Validation.Formula1
    str = Right(str, Len(str) - 1)
    With cboTemp
      'show the combobox with the list
      .Visible = True
      .Left = Target.Left
      .Top = Target.Top
      .Width = Target.Width + 5
      .Height = Target.Height + 5
      .ListFillRange = str
      .LinkedCell = Target.Address
    End With
    cboTemp.Activate
    'open the drop down list automatically
    Me.TempCombo.DropDown
  End If
  
errHandler:
  Application.EnableEvents = True
  Exit Sub

End Sub
'=========================================

Private Sub TempCombo_LostFocus()
''if you use mouse to select in
''  combo box, use this code
'' to change text to real numbers
Dim varVal As Variant
On Error Resume Next
  If Not myCell Is Nothing Then
     'change text value to number,
     '  if possible
    If myCell.Value <> "" Then
      varVal = --myCell.Value
      If IsEmpty(varVal) Then
        varVal = myCell.Value
      End If
      myCell.Value = varVal
    End If
    Set myCell = Nothing
  End If

  With Me.TempCombo
    .Top = 10
    .Left = 10
    .Width = 0
    .ListFillRange = ""
    .LinkedCell = ""
    .Visible = False
    .Value = ""
  End With
End Sub
 '====================================
'Optional code to move to next cell
'if Tab or Enter are pressed
'from code by Ted Lanham
'***NOTE: if KeyDown causes problems,
'change to KeyUp
'Table with numbers for other keys
'such as Right Arrow (39)
'https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa243025%28v=vs.60%29.aspx
Private Sub TempCombo_KeyDown(ByVal _
     KeyCode As MSForms.ReturnInteger, _
     ByVal Shift As Integer)
  Select Case KeyCode
    Case 9 'Tab
      ActiveCell.Offset(0, 1).Activate
    Case 13 'Enter
      ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Activate
    Case Else
        'do nothing
  End Select
End Sub
'====================================
 

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Akuini

Well-known Member
Joined
Feb 1, 2016
Messages
2,962
Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
Hi, chidmas
Welcome to the Forum

I created a searchable combobox (without data validation) that has 2 special behavior:
1. The combobox can appear and hide automatically when you select a cell in a certain range.
2. You can type keyword in the combobox and the list will be narrowed down as you type.

So you only need 1 combobox for all cells that need to be filled.

Here's an example:
 

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