thanks for the reply, that works perfectly.
I didn't have the codes stored anywhere, I don't know what I was thinking with that now, I have tried so many things I just had a huge mess.
I don't really want another combo box, it will just confuse the issue having 2 of them for the same thing, what I have done for now though is create a combo box like you suggested and just gave it a size of 0 0 so it isn't seen.
combo 11, 0 0 0 0,
I am assuming that there is going to be a better way of doing that though?