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Drop down without scrollbar

Shane W
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Joined: Aug 31, 2007
Posts: 30
I need to show some items in a drop down but with out a scroll bar.I've used html select with the size attribute but still keep getting the scrollbar.there would be at max.elements in the drop down(fetched from DB)

<html:select property="myEvent" name="myForm" size="20" styleClass="smalldropdown"
<htmlption value="select" >Select</htmlption>
<logic:iterate id="reg" scope="session" property="myEventList" name="myForm">
<htmlption value="<%=(String)reg.toString()%>">
<bean:write name="reg" />

As this dropdown is on the top of the page,the user does'nt want to scroll and wants to see the complete dropdwon.
[ September 20, 2007: Message edited by: Shane Warne ]
Ben Souther

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Moving to our HTML/Javascript forum

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Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15385
IF you are saying there are more than 20 options you still get a scrollbar? Why don't you make the size dynamic by looking at the number of elements in your database and setting that count to the size attribute?

Dan Drillich
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