Have you ever struggled to figure-out what item from a list (list box or drop down list) a user had just selected in the list’s Change event? If so, it’s possible you were trying to use the
property in order to get at this information.
Unlike other objects such as exclusion groups, the _rawValue_ property of a list object doesn’t reflect the new selection until the selected value is committed to it (by the user tabbing or clicking away from the list). That means that if you’re trying to, say, make a certain field visible at the moment when a particular item in the list is selected, you can’t use the _rawValue_ property because it still contains the _old_ (previous selection) value.
Instead, you must use the
object/property of the Change event itself and possibly the list object’s
function in order to determine the _value_ associated with the new selection.