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Remove empty items/lines in ListBox

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Hi All

I'm new to this forum. I've been slowly learning Excel VBA for a few months and I need some help.

I just grabbed the following piece of code on the Internet in order to remove a blank row that keeps appearing at the bottom of a listbox that I created:

For i = ListBox1.Items.Count - 1 To 0 Step -1
    If String.IsNullOrEmpty(CStr(ListBox1.Items(i))) Then
        ListBox1.Items.RemoveAt(i)
    End If
Next

But it does not work. There seams to be some syntax error(not sure). 

I'm looking for something short and simple.

Any suggestion?

Thank you
Paul

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Hi Paul and welcome to the Forum

In the attached file, I've created a simple UserForm which is set up with a list of 7 items, 3 of which are blank or spaces- click the blue button on the worksheet to launch it. Click on the list and you'll see you can select 7 items.

Click on the green button on the form and the following, modified version of your code will run and reduce the list to the 4 values (code commented, with a revised If test and a key line in bold):

Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()

Dim i As Long

' loop backwards through items,
For i = ListBox1.ListCount - 1 To 0 Step -1
    ' check each if it contains meaningful text
    If Trim(ListBox1.List(i) & vbNullString) = vbNullString Then
        ' if not, delete that item
        ListBox1.RemoveItem (i)
    End If
Next i

End Sub

Hope you can use this approach for your project. If so, please remember to mark this Answer as Selected.

Also, good luck with your study of VBA.

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Wow!!! It works flawlessly. 

Thank you so much for your quick response.

I wish you success and all the best.
Paul001 (rep: 6) Nov 3, '22 at 6:42 am
Glad it worked for you. Thanks for selecting my answer Paul. 
John_Ru (rep: 4312) Nov 3, '22 at 1:22 pm
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