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ComboBox with boundlist, need to accept text that isn't in the list

I have a combobox whose value and display member are bound to a dataset column... I don't want to constrict the text to the list... in other words, even though the list is bound, i want to allow the user to type in something not in the list (i'm not worried about updating the list in the database, I just need to ensure that the if the user types something not in the list it doesn't get reset when the control looses focus.
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majnun
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RonaldBiemansCommented:
I don't think you can do that with a databound combobox.

The only option you have (according to me) is not to bind the combobox, but to fill it manually (in code)
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RonaldBiemansCommented:
Or you could try to add the item to the actual table that is bound to the combobox
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majnunAuthor Commented:
Hmm...

I suppose I can manually loop thru the bound dataset and set the items row by row... it just seems like a lot of work...

I was hoping there was an easy way to reproduce the LimitToList functionality of a bound combobox in Access.

Anyone else have any ideas?
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angelfeijooCommented:
Majnun,

        For Each drLine As DataRow In dsData.Tables("LIST").Rows
            cboList.Items.Add(drLine("COL1"))
        Next

If you don't need to add the new value to the original bounded table this should be all you need.
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S-TwilleyCommented:
I suppose an alternative to not having to loop thru and add manually would be to have two radio/option buttons... one paired off with your bound combo box... the other with an ordinary textbox...then the user has the option of selection from a pre-defined list (you may as well set it's dropdownstyle to DropDownList since you're not worried about text entry on this one)... or selecting the other option which gives access to a textbox where they can add their own entry
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majnunAuthor Commented:
Thank you all for your suggestions... not what I was hoping to hear, but definately workable. Thanks!
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