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Publication: C++ Builder Developer's Journal
Issue: Volume 7, Number 2, February 2003

At the time this was probably one of the most advanced articles that I had written. It incorporated the VCL, STL, WinAPI and owner drawn controls. At 5 and a half pages it was one of the longer articles to get published in a 16 page journal.

If you are familiar with Microsoft Word then you should also be familiar with the Font combo box displayed on the formatting tool bar. What is unique about this combo box is that it displays the most recently selected items at the top of the list. This is very useful if there are only a couple of items that you are going to use repetitively from a large list. This article will show you the steps you can take to achieve the same functionality with your combo boxes.