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  • Hi Everyone:

    I am using 2019.  I have a form with a combobox on it with the style Dropdownlist (see image 1).  Is there a way to have the combobox display like image 2?  Image 2 comes from an old project.  Thank you.


    Saturday, July 13, 2019 7:04 AM

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  • Hello,

    In the second image, what version of Visual Studio and is the DropDownStyle the same as the first image?

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    Saturday, July 13, 2019 9:33 AM
  • That is flat style flat in image2.

            ComboBox1.FlatStyle = FlatStyle.Flat

    Saturday, July 13, 2019 9:35 AM
  • Thanks TommyTwoTrain. It is not flat.  The combobox in image2 has a 3D appearance, where as the flat style is completely flat.  Before posting my question, I had played with the FlatStyle.


    Saturday, July 13, 2019 4:15 PM
  • Thanks Karen.   The two comboboxes are identical in the two versions of the two images.  Image 2 was created using VS 2010 (or earlier, I can't remember exactly) and obviously, image 1 is created using the new VS 2019.  Now the funny thing is that when I open the old project using VS 2019, it displays it like image 2.  However, when I open the new project (still with VS 2019), it shows like image 1.  Finally, during design time they both display like image 1.  their appearance only changes during run-time.

    Also, when I open the old project with VS 2019, and put in a brand new combobox with the style DropdownList and FlatStyle of Standard, during runtime, the combobox looks like image 2.

    • Edited by booboo_US Saturday, July 13, 2019 5:08 PM
    Saturday, July 13, 2019 4:34 PM
  • Hi,

    Public Class Form1
        Private Sub Form1_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
            ComboBox1.DropDownStyle = ComboBoxStyle.DropDownList
            ComboBox1.FlatStyle = FlatStyle.Popup
        End Sub
    End Class

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    Tuesday, July 16, 2019 4:27 AM