Erick,
 
No, actually I meant what I thyped:
 
$HostName ->Select(0);
 
It works for me.
 
Make sure you place that before your Win32::GUI::Dialog() call or somewhere where it will get called from a specific sub.
 
Try this short code and see if it works:
=====================================
use Win32::GUI;
 
my $screen_width = Win32::GUI::GetSystemMetrics(0);
my $screen_height = Win32::GUI::GetSystemMetrics(1);
my $minwidth = 620;
my $minheight = 255;
 
my $MainWindow = new Win32::GUI::Window(
 -name   => "MainWindow",
 -top    => ($screen_height - $minheight)/2,
 -left   => ($screen_width - $minwidth)/2,
 -width  => $minwidth,
 -height => $minheight,
 -minsize=> [$minwidth,$minheight],
 -title  => "Sample Window",
);
 
$HostName = $MainWindow->AddCombobox(
    -name     => "HostName",
    -tabstop  => 1,
    -style    => WS_VISIBLE | 2 | WS_NOTIFY,
    -left     => 205,
    -top      => 10,
    -width    => 110,
    -height   => 160,
);
$HostName->InsertItem ("ftp.server1.com");
$HostName->InsertItem ("ftp.server2.com");
 

$MainWindow->Show();
$HostName->Select(0);
 

Win32::GUI::Dialog();
=============================================
 
Let me know if it still doesn't work for you.
 
 
Jonathan Southwick
Technical & Network Services
Allegheny College, Meadsville, PA
jsouthwi@allegheny.edu
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Erick J. Bourgeois
To: perl-win32-gui-users@lists.sourceforge.net
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2001 2:22 PM
Subject: [perl-win32-gui-users] Combobox

Johnathan,
 
Do you mean $HostName ->Select[0];
I tried both ways, both don't work.
 
erick
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