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How to clear contents of combo box with VBA code in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-09-04

Normally, you can clear contents of a combo box by clearing the Input Range list data. But how about clearing contents of all combo boxes in an Excel worksheet? This article prepares two VBA codes to help you not only clear contents of a combo box but also clear contents of all combo boxes at the same time in an Excel worksheet.

Easily clear contents of combo box by VBA code

Easily clear contents of combo box by VBA code

The below two VBA codes can help you clear contents of a combo box or all combo boxes in active worksheet. Please do as follows.

1. In the worksheet you need to clear contents of a combo box, please press the Alt + F11 keys at the same time to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module. Then copy below VBA code into the Code window.

VBA 1: Clear contents of a combo box in worksheet

Sub ClearAComboBox()
ActiveSheet.Shapes.Range(Array("Drop Down 2")).Select
With Selection
    .ListFillRange = ""
End With
End Sub

Note: In the code, “Drop Down 2” is the name of the combo box you will clear contents from. Please change it to your own.

VBA 2: Clear contents of all combo boxes in active worksheet

Sub ClearComboBox()
    Dim xOle As OLEObject
    Dim xDrop As DropDown
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    For Each xOle In ActiveSheet.OLEObjects
        If TypeName(xOle.Object) = "ComboBox" Then
            xOle.ListFillRange = ""
        End If
    For Each xDrop In ActiveSheet.DropDowns
        xDrop.ListFillRange = ""
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

3. Press the F5 key or click the Run button to run the code.

Then you can see contents are cleared in the specified combo box or all combo boxes in the active worksheet as below screenshot shown:

Note: the VBA codes can be applied to both Combo Box (Form Control) and Combo Box (ActiveX Control).

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