Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
ListBox Techniques
If the ListBox allows multiple selections (that is, if its MultiSelect property is either 1 or 2 ),
trying to access the ListIndex or Value property will result in an error. Instead, you need to
use the Selected property, which returns an array whose first item has an index of 0 . For
example, the following statement displays True if the first item in the ListBox list is selected:
MsgBox ListBox1.Selected(0)
The companion CD-ROM contains a workbook that demonstrates how to identify the
selected item(s) in a ListBox. It works for single-selection and multiple-selection
ListBoxes. The file is named listbox selected items.xlsm .
The following code, from the example workbook on the CD-ROM, loops through each item in the
ListBox. If the item was selected, it appends the item’s text to a variable called Msg . Finally, the
names of all the selected items are displayed in a message box.
Private Sub OKButton_Click()
Msg = “”
For i = 0 To ListBox1.ListCount - 1
If ListBox1.Selected(i) Then _
Msg = Msg & ListBox1.List(i) & vbCrLf
Next i
MsgBox ”You selected: ” & vbCrLf & Msg
Unload Me
End Sub
Figure 14-10 shows the result when multiple ListBox items are selected.
Figure 14-10: This message box displays a list of items selected in a ListBox.
 
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