ComboBox DropDownList Problem

Hi

I have a SQL ststement which I run as a SQLCommand and retrieve records to a dataset. I go through the records and add all the WorkOrderId's to the dropdown for the ComboBox. There are 10,000 WorkOrderID's, while it is trying to add the IDs to the dropdown list, the program freezes. The list adds after a while, but on clicking the combobox the takes a while to display the dropdown list.

The SQL statement is

String sSQL = "SELECT OPERATION.WORKORDER_BASE_ID AS WorkOrderID, "+

"WORK_ORDER.PART_ID AS PartID, PART.DESCRIPTION AS PartDesc "+

"FROM OPERATION INNER JOIN WORK_ORDER ON OPERATION.WORKORDER_TYPE = WORK_ORDER.TYPE AND "+

"OPERATION.WORKORDER_BASE_ID = WORK_ORDER.BASE_ID "+

"INNER JOIN "+

"PART ON WORK_ORDER.PART_ID = PART.ID WHERE(SUBSTRING(OPERATION.WORKORDER_TYPE, 1, 1) = 'w') "+

"AND (SUBSTRING(OPERATION.RESOURCE_ID, 1, 1) = '6') "+

"GROUP BY OPERATION.WORKORDER_BASE_ID, "+

"WORK_ORDER.PART_ID, PART.DESCRIPTION "+

"ORDER BY OPERATION.WORKORDER_BASE_ID ";

SqlConnection con = Connection();

SqlCommand comm = new SqlCommand(sSQL, con);

 Code to add the contents of DataSet to ComboBoxEdit(from Developer Express) Dropdown list:

for (int i = 0; i < dsWID.qryWorkOrderID.Count; i++)

{

cboWorkOrderID.Properties.Items.Add(dsWID.qryWorkOrderID.WorkOrderID);

}

Another thing is that I want to bind all the controls and datgridview to a navigator control. But the controls come from three different datasets. And these are dropdownlists. Please provide suggestions as how I can improve the performance. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Thanks
phadavidAsked:
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dstanley9Connect With a Mentor Commented:
10,000 items in a combobox is not, in my opinion, a reasonable user interface.  It will take a long time to populate and a long time to render.  The SQL is not the problem here, it is the UI.

Is there any logical groupinbg of the items that would help?
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gemailjCommented:
try to use stored procedure

it will improve performance
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phadavidAuthor Commented:
The 10000 items are for all the WorkOrder ID, i have looked into other controls but the user wants a dropdown list to see previous Work Orders. Coupling this problem with the need for the user needs navigation capabilities along with the dropdown list has made things even more complicated.

I have thought of something but don't know how to implement, i was reading up on t-sql and found Set Rowcount =1000, this helps with the performance problem but i don't know how to display the IDs when the user has reached 1000, there should be some way i can update the comboBox.

Please provide suggestions and tips

Thanks
Ashish
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