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Old 05-28-2016, 05:29 PM
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HI
I have two content controls: CC1 and CC2 in separate tables
CC1 is a dropdown showing the display name:

Display name Value
meets 0.25
exceeds 0.75

I would like CC2 to show the value such that if CC1=meets, then CC2=0.25

I've tried the REF function and VBA to set the value but I can't get it to work, it seems the control created with ref takes the name of the control its referencing. Right now I'm exploring nested IF statements...these look messy!


any help is appreciated
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The simplest way is to use a ContentControlOnExit macro, coded along the lines of:
Code:
Private Sub Document_ContentControlOnExit(ByVal CCtrl As ContentControl, Cancel As Boolean)
Dim StrOut As String
With CCtrl
  If .Title = "CC1" Then
    If .Range.Text = "meets" Then
      StrOut = "0.25"
    Else
      StrOut = ""
    End If
    ActiveDocument.SelectContentControlsByTitle("CC2")(1).Range.Text = StrOut
  End If
End With
End Sub
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Old 05-29-2016, 08:18 AM
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Thank you for such a quick reply. I'm having difficulty, the code stops on:

ActiveDocument.SelectContentControlsByTitle("CC2") (1).Range.Text = StrOut

With the runtime error 438 object does not support this property or method.
Currently CC2 is a combo with no values? I've tried different CCtrls: rich text, plain text and dropbox, none have worked.

What content control should I be using?

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Your CC2 should be a text content control or a rich text content control - both of which support the code I posted.
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Late to the party, but this thread shows up in Google searches. I thought to add another method.

Code:
Sub DropDownValue()
    ' A scratch macro by Charles Kenyon  29 Sept 2020
    ' Assigns value of a DropDown Content Control to a string and reports in message box
    ' https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/use-value-not-display-name-of-dropdown-menu-in-vba/0126575d-afa8-457e-aae7-693789f0ba2a
    '
    Dim ccMyCC As ContentControl
    Dim objLe As ContentControlListEntry
    Dim strText As String
    Dim strValue As String
    Set ccMyCC = ActiveDocument.ContentControls(1)
    Let strText = ccMyCC.range.Text
    For Each objLe In ccMyCC.DropdownListEntries
        If objLe.Text = strText Then Let strValue = objLe.Value
    Next
    MsgBox "The value associated with " & strText & " is " & strValue
    Set objLe = Nothing
    Set ccMyCC = Nothing
End Sub
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Lets say the CCs are Titled/Tagged "Condition" and "Value." The "Condition" CC is a dropdown with the display entries "meets" and "exceeds" with the values 0.25 and 0.75. The "Value" CC is a plain text CC.


If you mapped the to CCs to a CustomXMLPart to nodes named "Condition" and "Value" then you could use:

Code:
Private Sub Document_ContentControlBeforeStoreUpdate(ByVal ContentControl As ContentControl, Content As String)
  Select Case ContentControl.Tag
    Case "Condition"
      ContentControl.XMLMapping.CustomXMLPart.SelectSingleNode("/ns0:CC_Map_Root[1]/ns0:Value[1]").Text = Content
  End Select
End Sub
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And, based on Paul's response to another question, here is a function:


Code:
Function CCValue(ccMyContentControl As ContentControl) As String
    ' Charles Kenyon 29 September 2020
    '
    ' Function based on Paul Edstein's Code
    ' https://stackoverflow.com/questions/58809271/how-to-get-dropdown-value-not-display-text-from-word-content-control-using-vba
    '
    If ccMyContentControl.Type <> wdContentControlDropdownList Then
        If ccMyContentControl.Type <> wdContentControlComboBox Then
            CCValue = ccMyContentControl.range.Text
            Exit Function
        End If
    End If
    Dim i As Long
    With ccMyContentControl
        For i = 1 To .DropdownListEntries.Count
            If .DropdownListEntries(i).Text = .range.Text Then _
                CCValue = .DropdownListEntries(i).Value
        Next i
    End With
End Function
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Charles,


Again, if the CCs are mapped it is a simple matter of:

Code:
Private Sub Document_ContentControlBeforeStoreUpdate(ByVal ContentControl As ContentControl, Content As String)
  Select Case ContentControl.Type
    Case 3, 4: Msgbox Content
  End Select
End Sub
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Charles,

Again, if the CCs are mapped it is a simple matter of:

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Hi Greg,

I agree and your method is elegant.

Unfortunately most are not mapped and many of the people on these forums seem to be unwilling to try, even with the tools you provide. I map about a third of mine using your tools.
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Charles,


I agree that most people don't map. Then again, most people using CCs don't need the "Value" of the selected item either. Most people don't even know the difference between the display text and the value (i.e., the display is what is shown in the document, the value is what is stored in the CustomXMLPart (when mapped).


Certainly not trying to knock the function you provided. Just pointing out the benefits of mapping CCs.
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