Combobox text display error

Discussion in 'Access Forms Coding' started by Hoop, May 1, 2008.

  1. Hoop

    Hoop Guest

    Anyone come across this? With capslock on, typing into a combobox after a few
    letters are typed in, the text in the combobox fleshes itself out, but not in
    the normal way.

    The normal way is for Access to display in the combobox the first entry in
    the list that starts with the letters typed in by the user eg type in "ha"
    and the text in the combo box might display "Hackett Craig" if that is the
    first entry in the list that begins with the letters "ha".

    But what's happening in this situation is after "ha" is typed in, the "w" is
    typed in (so the first 3 letters typed in are now "haw", the text displayed
    in the combobox is "HaWckett Craig" - and there is no such name in the combo
    box list.

    However, there ARE names in the list beginning with "haw" but these are not
    automatically displaying, which you would expect them to. Wierd.
    Hoop, May 1, 2008
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  2. Hoop


    , Nov 19, 2013
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  3. Hoop


    The solution (just discovered after years of aggravation!): Change the combo box's "Allow Autocorrect" property to NO. That property is listed under "Other".

    , Nov 19, 2013
  4. Those of us who've been around the product for a long time tend to call that
    feature "Autocorrupt" and advise, unless you feel a compelling need, to turn
    it off for every database. Though I don't have any "inside information" on
    design decisions made by the Access team, I suspect it's one of those
    "flashes of brilliance" by someone in the design team that was implemented
    and actually used by enough "enterprise-level" customers that Microsoft
    decided not to take it out even though it is, more often, a PITA than a
    Access Developer, Nov 19, 2013
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