Microsoft KB Archive/169877
Article ID: 169877
Article Last Modified on 7/19/2002
- Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q169877
When you choose a value in an ActiveX control, the value of the linked cell does not match the value you select in the control.
This problem occurs when the values in the ActiveX control are derived from formulas or functions that are recalculated when the worksheet changes. For example, the problem occurs if you create a ListBox control that is populated by a range of cells on the worksheet and the values in the cells are calculated using a volatile function.
To work around this problem, use the manual Calculation method for the workbook. To correctly use the calculation method for the workbook, do the following:
- On the Tools menu, click Options.
- In the Calculation tab, click Manual. Click OK.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.
In Microsoft Excel 97, you can insert ActiveX controls on a worksheet and populate the control with data on the worksheet by using the ListFillRange property. However, if the data is volatile, cell linked to the control may be recalculated before the data updates the control. This causes the linked cell to be different from the value you select in the control.
Functions that are recalculated automatically when data in the worksheet changes are volatile functions. The following functions are volatile:
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