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Combo Box search as user types

Ryan Liang
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Joined: May 05, 2007
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I want to make a edible combo box to search the list as user starts to type. In this way, the user will know what is available in the list as he/she types. It is going to be a very long list, so I don't want the user click on the drop down arrow to look for it. Thanks in advance.

For example as user starts to type R in the text field, the drop down list will show

Ran
Rani
Raw
Rock
.
.
Michael Dunn
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Joined: Jun 09, 2003
Posts: 4632
> I want to make a edible combo box
> I don't want the user click on the drop down arrow
> the drop down list will show

at what point would the drop down list show?
Bear Bibeault
Author and ninkuma
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Originally posted by Ryan Liang:
I want to make a edible combo box ...


I find that no matter what you do to a combobox, it still tastes pretty bad. (Sorry, just couldn't leave this one alone! )


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Campbell Ritchie
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. . . but not as bad as that joke.
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Bear Bibeault
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Welcome!
 
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