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Support.GetItemData Method

Gets an Integer associated with a ListBox or ComboBox item.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic.Compatibility.VB6
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic.Compatibility (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.Compatibility.dll)

public static int GetItemData(
	Control Control,
	int Index


Type: System.Windows.Forms.Control

A ListBox or ComboBox control.

Type: System.Int32

An Integer that represents the index of the ListBoxItem.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The Integer associated with the specified ListBoxItem.

In Visual Basic 6.0, the ItemData property for a ListBox or ComboBox control could be set at design time in the Properties window to associate an Integer with a ListBox or ComboBox item. In Visual Basic 2008, the ItemData property no longer exists; the GetItemData and SetItemData methods can be used to emulate the behavior of ItemData.


Functions and objects in the Microsoft.VisualBasic.Compatibility.VB6 namespace are provided for use by the tools for upgrading from Visual Basic 6.0 to Visual Basic 2008. In most cases, these functions and objects duplicate functionality that you can find in other namespaces in the .NET Framework. They are necessary only when the Visual Basic 6.0 code model differs significantly from the .NET Framework implementation.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0