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    background colour in a drop down list (XL 97 sr2 on Win 2000 sp2)

    For aesthetic reasons I would like my drop down list (created using the Forms toolbar) to have a coloured, rather than boring white, as the background colour.

    Can this be done?

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    Re: background colour in a drop down list (XL 97 sr2 on Win 2000 sp2)

    No, unless you are willing to change the background colour for all your windows to something else (Control Panel/Display, Appearance tab).

    There may be ways to change the background colour for a Forms dropdown list using Windows API functions, but I don't know them. Perhaps somebody else does?

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    Re: background colour in a drop down list (XL 97 sr2 on Win 2000 sp2)

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    using Windows API functions
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    Wooh! Far to deep for me, I'll settle for the simple "No" you started with. Thanks anyway.

    stuck

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    Re: background colour in a drop down list (XL 97 sr2 on Win 2000 sp2)

    If you used the combobox in the control toolbox instead of from the Forms, you have this option (and many more, like font style, size, and color). You also have more control over other features.

    Steve

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    Re: background colour in a drop down list (XL 97 sr2 on Win 2000 sp2)

    Sold to the man!

    (not) stuck

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