Combo List Box
I have a combo listbox question, two parts:
When using a combo list box, normally the items are added to the drop down list by using items.add. Is there a way to have the list of items but not be hard coded into the code or require some type of database? In another language I messed with, there was a string table that would be a part of the application but provided a central location for list items.
Is there a way to associate items in a listbox or combo listbox with an alternative id... example... Alaska... AK... North Carolina... NC... in a list box... the full name of the states would be listed, but the abbreviations of the states would be what is used in something like a filename or textbox. I'm trying to stay away from if...then or case statements that would test for the state name and then equate the abbreviation.