Solved

Combo Box: Selection by character entry

Posted on 1998-12-03
4
298 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-20
CComboBox description says " ... if the combo box has the drop-down list style, the user can type the initial character of one of the items in the list, and the list box, if visible will highlight the next item with that inital character".  By typing a second character within a short intervial, I have observed that items having the same first character can be selected.   For instance, if the list has the entries "OH" "OK" "OR", typing "O" and then "R" (without pausing) will select "OR".   But if the list has entries "II" "III" "IV" "V", typing "I" and then "V" (again without pausing) selects "V", not "IV" as I wished.  Typing "I" and then "I" selects "III", not "II".  I have not been able to locate the code that does the selection.   Where is it?  How can I fix this anomalie of combo box item selection by key stoke of the first two characters?
0
Comment
Question by:tkbursch
[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
  • 3
4 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:madhav102398
ID: 1325740
hi tkbursch,

i have tried a ComboBox with the items you have specified.
if the ComboBox is of Drop List style and the ComboBox is sorted, then your second example of I, II, III, IV, V even works. But if your ComboBox is not sorted the ComboBox supports only the first character entry, not more than that. But it supports for more than one character entry only if it is sorted.

madhav
0
 

Expert Comment

by:madhav102398
ID: 1325741
I mean, ComboBox supports for more than one character entry, only when ComboBox is sorted.
0
 

Author Comment

by:tkbursch
ID: 1325742
You sure hit the nail on the head.  Fixed my problem
Thanks for your help.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
madhav102398 earned 100 total points
ID: 1325743
hey tkbursch,

nice to know i was helpful
i am beginner too

madhav
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Introduction: Displaying information on the statusbar.   Continuing from the third article about sudoku.   Open the project in visual studio. Status bar – let’s display the timestamp there.  We need to get the timestamp from the document s…
In this post we will learn different types of Android Layout and some basics of an Android App.
This video will show you how to get GIT to work in Eclipse.   It will walk you through how to install the EGit plugin in eclipse and how to checkout an existing repository.
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…

696 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