This week's book giveaway is in the Android forum.
We're giving away four copies of Head First Android and have Dawn & David Griffiths on-line!
See this thread for details.
The moose likes HTML, CSS and JavaScript and the fly likes Need suggestion on select option text Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login


Win a copy of Head First Android this week in the Android forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Engineering » HTML, CSS and JavaScript
Bookmark "Need suggestion on select option text" Watch "Need suggestion on select option text" New topic
Author

Need suggestion on select option text

pawan chopra
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 23, 2008
Posts: 415

Hi,

I have a drop-down of users. I need a way to display role of that user just next to its name. I need some good way to do this. Just want to make sure that is easy for User to understand.


Pawan Chopra
SCJP - DuMmIeS mInD
Bear Bibeault
Author and ninkuma
Marshal

Joined: Jan 10, 2002
Posts: 63053
    
  69

With a native dropdown, you're kinda stuck with plain text. So you could put a comma and the role. But beyond that, there's not a whole lot of other options for formatting.

If you look around, you can likely find jQuery plugin replacements for dropdowns that would let you do more formatting in the engineered dropdown, likely including columns.


[Asking smart questions] [Bear's FrontMan] [About Bear] [Books by Bear]
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
subject: Need suggestion on select option text
 
jQuery in Action, 3rd edition