how can I let the user be able to type a word(pertaining to the topic)in the combo box as well as drop, so the user will have the option to select from the dropdown or type the number instead. Also is their a way where when the user types the first letter of a name, the first name in a database with that chosen letter will appear until the next leter is selected, then the name in the combobox will apper using the two leters suggested. Please show me how to do, thanks