Multi-Key Combo box

Discussion in 'ASP .Net Building Controls' started by Jon Yates, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. Jon Yates

    Jon Yates Guest

    Hello all.

    I'm just wanting to know if there is a free component out
    there that will allow multi-key presses in a combo box.
    Currently, with the combo box, when you press a key it
    moves to the contents that start with that letter. If you
    press another key it then moves to another section.
    However, what I want is to be able to enter multiple keys.
    So if I were to press E N G it would bring up all words
    that start ENG.

    If there is a free component that would be great but I may
    need to write one so if anyone has any advice on that
    front, that would be great too!

    Cheers all,

    Jon Yates, Sep 2, 2003
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  2. Hi

    Something like this should do it ( not tested )
    function doItNow(s){
    var str = s.toLowerCase();
    var e = document.forms[0].mySelect;
    if(str.substring(0,str.length) ==
    e.options.selected = true;
    <input type="text" onkeyup="doItNow(this.value)">
    <select name="mySelect" size="4">
    <option>strange options ;)
    <option>strange select options ;)

    Hope this helps and or gives you ideas
    Best Regards
    Vidar Petursson
    Microsoft Scripting MVP
    Vidar Petursson, Sep 3, 2003
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