DuplicateComboBox – Fast copy of the contents of a ComboBox control

Private Declare Function SendMessage Lib "user32" Alias "SendMessageA" (ByVal _    hWnd As Long, ByVal wMsg As Long, ByVal wParam As Long, _    lParam As Any) As LongPrivate Declare Function LockWindowUpdate Lib "user32" (ByVal hwndLock As Long) _    As Long   Const CB_RESETCONTENT = &H14BConst CB_GETCOUNT = &H146Const CB_GETITEMDATA = &H150Const CB_SETITEMDATA = &H151Const CB_GETLBTEXT = &H148Const CB_ADDSTRING = &H143' Duplicate the contents of a ComboBox control to another ComboBox control'' Pass False to the last argument to append contents' (the target control isn't cleared before adding elements)'' uses API functions for the fastest codeSub DuplicateComboBox(Source As ComboBox, Target As ComboBox, _    Optional AppendMode As Boolean)    Dim index As Long    Dim itmData As Long    Dim numItems As Long    Dim sItemText As String        ' prepare the receiving buffer    sItemText = Space$(512)        ' temporarily prevent updating    LockWindowUpdate Target.hWnd        ' reset target contents, if not in append mode    If Not AppendMode Then        SendMessage Target.hWnd, CB_RESETCONTENT, 0, ByVal 0&    End If        ' get the number of items in the source control    numItems = SendMessage(Source.hWnd, CB_GETCOUNT, 0&, ByVal 0&)        For index = 0 To numItems - 1        ' get the item text        SendMessage Source.hWnd, CB_GETLBTEXT, index, ByVal sItemText        ' get the item data        itmData = SendMessage(Source.hWnd, CB_GETITEMDATA, index, ByVal 0&)        ' add the item text to the target list        SendMessage Target.hWnd, CB_ADDSTRING, 0&, ByVal sItemText        ' add the item data to the target list        SendMessage Target.hWnd, CB_SETITEMDATA, index, ByVal itmData    Next        ' allow redrawing    LockWindowUpdate 0    End Sub

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