Multicolumn Combobox?


Posted by: Phil Weber, VB MVP
This post applies to Visual Basic .NET 2002/2003


I see from our referrer logs that many people are coming here seeking information on multicolumn combo boxes (thanks to Ian’s question). Here’s the scoop…


No, the .NET Framework does not include a multi-column combobox (alternate spelling to help Googlers find us!), but it does provide everything you need to create one. Here are a couple of shared-source implementations:

http://www.vbaccelerator.com/home/NET/Code/Controls/ListBox_and_ComboBox/Icon_ComboBox/article.asp
http://www.codeproject.com/vb/net/multicolumncombo.asp

Comments (8)

  1. Can you recommend an asp.net one?

  2. Greg Robinson says:

    Janus has a nice one we are using for Windows Forms

  3. Phil Weber says:

    Scott: It’s not free, but this one looks good: http://www.intersoftpt.com/webcombo2/. Anyone else care to recommend a multicolumn dropdown list for ASP.NET?

  4. Jeff Schubert says:

    How about a free one for VB6? Are there any?