Validation List Width

CanWestBoss

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I am trying to make the width of a validation list wider without widening the column width. My Validation list pull downs are in cells D7:D65536 and my list is on another sheet in a named range called ProdList

I have tried the following code i found here on these forums but with no luck. I am getting desparate as I have to have this finished by tomorrow. If anyone could assist that would be greatly appreciated

Code:
Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim myShp As Shape, Drp As Single
On Error Resume Next
'cells holding drop downs
If Intersect(Target, [d7:d65536]) Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
If Target.Validation.Type = xlValidateList Then
    Set myShp = ActiveSheet.Shapes("Drop Down 1")
    Drp = myShp.Width - Target.Width
    'Column holding list, sized appropriately
    myShp.Width = ["ProdList].Width
    myShp.Left = Target.Left - myShp.Width / 2 + Drp * 2
End If
Set myShp = Nothing
End Sub
 

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Michael M

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Hi and welcome to the Board
I'm not sure about later versions, but up to 2003, you either have to widen the column where the list of data is referenced from or use VBA.
This will temporarily (while the column is the active column), widen the column.
Once the focus has moved to another column, the target column will revert back to the smaller size
Code:
Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
  If Target.Count > 1 Then Exit Sub
   If Target.Column = 4 Then 'assuming the data list is in column "D"
       Target.Columns.ColumnWidth = 20
   Else
       Columns(4).ColumnWidth = 12
   End If
End Sub
 

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