Type in Dropdown combo box

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by Jason, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. Jason

    Jason Guest

    Hi Hi

    Just wanna find out whether the following is possible:
    to have a drop down list with populated values, but when the user wants to
    select a value, he can either type in the first few letters or select it
    with the mouse or both. example: a drop down list has 10 values. the user
    clicks on the drop down and it allows him to type in the box or select the
    value from the drop down, but if he type "A" it will just to all the values
    starting with "A" and if he continues to type "Al" it will further goto all
    the values that start with "Al" e.g. "Alex" and "Albert".

    If this is possible, how do i go about doing this? Sorry i know my
    explanation may have been confusing, but thanks!
    Jason
    Jason, Nov 17, 2003
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  2. There is no such control available in the HTML world.
    So the only way to do it is to fake it with javascript & such.
    Here's a free control that does exactly that:
    http://www.metabuilders.com/Tools/ComboBox.aspx

    --
    I hope this helps,
    Steve C. Orr, MCSD, MVP
    http://Steve.Orr.net
    Hire top-notch developers at http://www.able-consulting.com




    "Jason" <> wrote in message
    news:eeWfO%...
    > Hi Hi
    >
    > Just wanna find out whether the following is possible:
    > to have a drop down list with populated values, but when the user wants to
    > select a value, he can either type in the first few letters or select it
    > with the mouse or both. example: a drop down list has 10 values. the user
    > clicks on the drop down and it allows him to type in the box or select the
    > value from the drop down, but if he type "A" it will just to all the

    values
    > starting with "A" and if he continues to type "Al" it will further goto

    all
    > the values that start with "Al" e.g. "Alex" and "Albert".
    >
    > If this is possible, how do i go about doing this? Sorry i know my
    > explanation may have been confusing, but thanks!
    > Jason
    >
    >
    Steve C. Orr [MVP, MCSD], Nov 17, 2003
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