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Limit the size of a JComboBox button but not its drop down list

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I'm trying to display large strings in JComboBox but this forces the JComboBox to be as large as the largest string.
I have limited the size of the JComboBox button by overloading getPrefferedSize with a constant width.  This then limits the size of the drop down list box.  I want to limit the size of the button but allow the list to be as wide as it likes or at least have a horizontal scroll bar.

 Have you any sugesstions about how to achive this?
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Its a solution but the combo box holds over two hundred items and searching them by using a tool tip will be unfeasible.

I could use a button with the selected item in and listen for when the button is pressed so I can display a JList but I want it to look like a JComboBox for all L&F.
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