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Hello All,

I am writing an app for Pocket PC 2003 using vb.net. What I am trying to do is fill a combo box from a data table and then when the user selects the option from the combo box (by scrolling) and presses the enter key (either on the screen or on the PDA) call a function. I can do this no problem with a text box but not a combo box...please help as this is rather urgent.

Thank you in advance
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by:sbarrow1
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You probably just need to get the right event for the combobox.  Are you trying the click event or the selectedindexchange event?
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by:BaXt0R
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Where are you actually having the problem. Filling the combo box, or just trapping that the user has hit the enter key?
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by:BaXt0R
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BTW... Pocket PCs don't have Enter keys do they???
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by:gcheg_bca
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After doing lots of searching I have found the answer myself. I had tried all of the events for a combo box but none of them were triggered on a key press. What I have found is that the .Net Compact Framework 1.0 sp3 is required to trap a key press. Other versions of the compact framework v1.0 do not work for PPC2003.
BaXt0R to answer your question some PDA's do have keyboards as an attachment or a slide out and they all have the capability of a soft keyboard displayed on the screen.
Thanks.
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