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how to Auto Resize / Move a control onFocus

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I am using a grid to display several columns of data. In one of the columns I have a drop-down list. My problem is that the column is not wide enough to display the contents in the drop-down list.

I would therefore like to resize/move the drop-down when it gets focus (i wish to expand it to the left), and then return it to its original size/position when it loses focus.

I have tried wrapping the control in a div and set the positioning etc of the div to absolute to get the thing to move, but I am having difficulty writing script that actually works. Also, wrapping the control in a div (before I start messing with it's position etc) immediately causes the wrapped control to appear vertically indented (i.e. it no longer lines up with the rest of the controls on the row in question).

Can anyone suggest a neat pair of functions I can call via the onFocus/onBlur events that will achieve this goal?
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