Deciding Whether to Use List Boxes or Combo Boxes in Your Forms

You can let users type in an employee name to search for, but what if they misspell the name? You need a way of making sure that the name is entered correctly. Which do you use: a ListBox or a ComboBox?

■ A ListBox displays a list of values from which the user can choose.

■ A ComboBox displays a list of values from which the user can choose and allows the user to enter a new value.

In this case, where we want to limit users' options, we use a ListBox to list the employee names, as shown in Figure 9.8.

Figure 9.8

Use a ListBox to control user input.

Figure 9.8

Use a ListBox to control user input.

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