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Microsoft KB Archive/172342

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XL97: Cannot Scroll to Last Item in a List Box

Article ID: 172342

Article Last Modified on 11/23/2006


  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q172342


When you scroll through a list box on a worksheet or a UserForm, you may not be able to scroll to the last item in the list.


This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:

  • The height of the list box is too small to display the entire list at one time. -and-

  • The last item in the list is not displayed; for example, the last item may not be displayed if you scroll to the top of the list. -and-

  • You run a macro to change the height of the list box while the last item in the list is not displayed.


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To work around this problem, use either of the following methods:

  • Scroll to the last item in the list box before you run a macro that increases the height of the list box. -or-

  • If you want to run a macro that changes the height of the list box, change the height of the list box by setting it to a value instead of calculating the height in an operation.

    The following sample line of code fails:

    ListBox1.Height = ListBox1.Height + 10

    However, the following sample line of code works correctly:

    ListBox1.Height = 80


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.

Additional query words: XL97

Keywords: kbbug kbprogramming KB172342