Solved

Typing help (autocompletion) in DBComboBox

Posted on 1998-07-05
6
207 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-04
I have a database app. in which one of the fields is "author". When the user starts entering the author name I want to be able to give "typing help" (eg IE4 address bar). That is as they type the author name it will compare it to the items in the combobox and bring up the nearest match as they continue to type - autocompletion style.

Thanks

John
0
Comment
Question by:JohnE
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:SOLHJOO
ID: 1357105
Please check DBlookupcombo or DBlookuplist....
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
Matvey earned 200 total points
ID: 1357106
Freeware Edit and ComboBox components that work this way:

http://bes.trendline.co.il/torry/vcl/lbcb/lucombo.zip

Chreers, bosism@netvision.net.il
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:kjteng
ID: 1357107
All the list box and combobox has the "autocompletion" feature if the list is sorted. However if you are using delphi 1, the autocompletion works only when the (16bits) program is running under windows95. When delphi 1 program runs under win3.11, the listbox/combobox works differently: if you continuously press a character, the next items beginning with that character will be selected. eg If you press B repeately, you may get Ball, followed by Bell, Bill, Bull ... etc.

0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:Matvey
ID: 1357108
I think I've even seen some control like this as a db-aware. Lookup of some kind with this option. I'll try to find it again...
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:Matvey
ID: 1357109
OK, I found it, but it's not what I thought. Close, but not better than the one I posted above. If you still want to take a look: http://bes.trendline.co.il/torry/vcl/packs/accomp.zip

Anyway, what I'd do if I was on your place, is get the list of all the names like
SELECT DISTINCT Name FROM Authors;
And then post them all to the autocompletion list (in the first pair of components I posted).
0
 

Author Comment

by:JohnE
ID: 1357110
Thanks Matvey, I used the component from your first answer and worked my code around it and it works fine!

John
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Creating an auto free TStringList The TStringList is a basic and frequently used object in Delphi. On many occasions, you may want to create a temporary list, process some items in the list and be done with the list. In such cases, you have to…
Have you ever had your Delphi form/application just hanging while waiting for data to load? This is the article to read if you want to learn some things about adding threads for data loading in the background. First, I'll setup a general applica…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…

738 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question