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drop-down list / textbox

George Brown
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Joined: Sep 26, 2000
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I can quite happily create a textbox in HTML, or use javascript to create a drop-down list, but I'm trying to find a way to have a combination of the two without resorting to an applet.
So I want to find a way to have a textbox in which I can type free text if I click in it, with a drop-down list button directly to its right, which offers me a drop-down if I click on that.
Is this possible using a combination of HTML and javascript?
all replies are appreciated.
Chris Stehno
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Joined: Feb 26, 2001
Posts: 180
DHTML and CSS are your friends. With them lies the answer to your problem. I would try overlaying the text field to cover the dropdown except for the arrow button ... and yada yada the magic happens. If you need a better head start, let me know and I will see if I can whip something up for you.
Hope this helps
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Chris Stehno (Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform)


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George Brown
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Joined: Sep 26, 2000
Posts: 919
Chris,
I have to admit that although I'm aware that DHTML is dynamic html I'm not sure what CSS is. Web pages are not my speciality, but I need to make this work in a JSP.
Would it be possible to post a quick example that I could play around with?
many thanks,
George
 
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