ComboBox.Click Event (Outlook Forms Script)

Occurs when the user definitively selects a value for the control that has more than one possible value.

Syntax

expression. Click

expression A variable that represents a ComboBox object.

Remarks

The following are examples of actions that initiate the Click event of the specified control:

  • Clicking a blank area of a form or a disabled control (other than a list box) on the form.

  • Clicking a control with the left mouse button (left-clicking).

  • Pressing a control's accelerator key.

For some controls, the Click event occurs when the Value property changes. However, using the PropertyChange or CustomPropertyChange event is the preferred technique for detecting a new value for a property. The following are examples of actions that initiate the Click event due to assigning a new value to a control: selecting a value for a ComboBox so that it unquestionably matches an item in the control's drop-down list. For example, if a list is not sorted, the first match for characters typed in the edit region may not be the only match in the list, so choosing such a value does not initiate the Click event. In a sorted list, you can use entry-matching to ensure that a selected value is a unique match for text the user types.

The Click event is not initiated when Value is set to Null.

Left-clicking changes the value of a control, thus it initiates the Click event. Right-clicking does not change the value of the control, so it does not initiate the Click event.

If you bind a ComboBox to a field, then the Click event does not fire. You need to use the PropertyChange or CustomPropertyChange event to detect the change via code, as in the following code sample:

Sub Item_PropertyChange(ByVal Name) 
Set MyListBox = Item.GetInspector.ModifiedFormPages("Message").Controls("ComboBox1") 
Select Case Name 
 Case "Mileage" 
 Item.CC = MyComboBox.Value 
 Item.Subject = MyComboBox.Value 
 Case Else 
End Select 
End Sub