[QUOTE=jmahaffie]How's about writing the selected text into the .Tag property of the combobox? Maybe in the AfterUpdate event, put
combo.Tag = combo.Value
that'll store whatever's in the combo box into the .Tag property. reference it by whatever=combo.Tag
I can write to the tag property and store text there which is cool. The tag property is there for the storage of misc data according to the help notes.
What I have found out and is not mentioned is that the data stored there is not actually written permenetely to the tag property. at least not for me.
Closing the form erases the value assigned there so it looks like it is actually stored in memory not in the property. Putting something in the tag property by hand and closing results in a requestor asking about saving the form.
It looks like storing anything in the form or in a module is going to cause that save requestor. Too bad as the tag property looks like it is exactly what I want to use. I just want it to be saved permenately not just during runtime.
After reading it again, I'm a bit confused now. Could you please give us some example of the purpose of what you are trying to do?
Basically I want to store data from a textbox that can be retrieved later without having to open a table. By later I mean closing the program and restarting it after an unspecified time. I want to just store short messages like a comment window to show on startup.
I see that I mistyped combo when I ment text. sorry about the confusion, I was interrupted and did not complete editing..