Solved

DropDownlist Problem

Posted on 2006-11-16
3
389 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hi,

I have a DropDownList that is filled with data from an MSSQL database.

The data in the database can be too long. So the DropDownlist only shows the first part of the text.

Is there a way to get a DropDownlost that has more than one line per item?

I hope I made it a bit understandable, because I don't really know how to say this. :o)

Thanks in advance!!

Jerry
0
Comment
Question by:Jerry_0001
[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 Comments
 
LVL 35

Accepted Solution

by:
YZlat earned 125 total points
ID: 17956568
I really don't think so, but you can make a dropdown wider so it would fit more of the text
0
 

Author Comment

by:Jerry_0001
ID: 17956680
YZlat, thanks for the fast awnser.

Problems is, making it wider is not an option I have.

The webpage has a max. size. The DropDownList already is at that max size.

And if I put Enter Values in the database? Would this do anything?

In Excel and with datagrids there is the option "Wrap". This is the kind of behaviour I'm looking for.

Hope there is something possible...
0
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:bprojoe
bprojoe earned 125 total points
ID: 17957359
You will need to get a third party control.  try....http://www.infragistics.com/ they have some nice controls.  You won't be able to show multi lines for the selected item in the drop down but when you click the ddl to view the items you will be able to have multi lines.  They have many other controls too that might work for you.

Another option is to have a text box that displays the item you selected if it is too long.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

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

In an ASP.NET application, I faced some technical problems. In this article, I list them out and show the solutions that I found.  I hope it will be useful. Problem: After closing a pop-up window, the parent page should be refreshed automaticall…
In .NET 2.0, Microsoft introduced the Web Site.  This was the default way to create a web Project in Visual Studio 2005.  In Visual Studio 2008, the Web Application has been restored as the default web Project in Visual Studio/.NET 3.x The Web Si…
I've attached the XLSM Excel spreadsheet I used in the video and also text files containing the macros used below. https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2017/03_w12/1151775/Permutations.txt https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/201…

756 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