How to Add Items to ComboBox in VB

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How to Add Items to ComboBox in VB
Use VB.NET to add items to a combo box control. (0101000100111 image by chrisharvey from

Adding items to a combo box control in Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB.NET) can cost you time if you don't know how to accomplish the task. A combo box control is a combination of a text box and a list box that provides options for the user to select. A user can either enter data in the text box or choose an item from the list. VB.NET is an object-oriented programming language used to create desktop, phone and web applications quickly.

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Things you need

  • Microsoft Visual Basic Express

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  1. 1

    Start Microsoft Visual Basic Express, click "New Project..." on the left pane of your screen, then select "Windows Forms Application." Click "OK."

  2. 2

    Double-click "Button" on the "Toolbox" pane to add a new button control. Double-click "ComboBox" to add a combo box control.

  3. 3

    Double-click "Button1" to open the "Form1.vb" module. Press "Ctrl" + "A," then press "Delete" to remove all existing code.

  4. 4

    Copy and paste the following code to your "Form1.vb" module:

    Public Class Form1

    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
        ComboBox1.Text = ComboBox1.Items(0).ToString
    End Sub

    End Class

  5. 5

    Press "F5" to load items to the combo box control.

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