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Last Modified: 2010-04-06
I have an asp page that has a drop down menu being populated by a database.  This drop down is for time...so there is one for hours and one for minutes.  I need it to work so that the user can actually just enter a number like '25' into the box but that doesn't work with a regular select box.  it will just go to the '5' value.  is there a way to do this. let me know if you need more details.
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With select boxes, you would have to hit the "2" key 6 times to get down to 25.  If you dont want them to use the mouse to select the time, you should just stick with a textbox (with a dropdown for am/pm if applicable)


You can also do the hours without a table in something like this:

<select name="hours">
            <option value="">Click to select</option>
            <%       For hours = 0 To 24 Step 1%>
            <option value='<%= hours %>'></option>
            <% Next %>
            <option value="25">over 24</option>
although working your way through a long drop down is a LOT slower than just typing the number in...      


your solution doesn't allow the user to manually enter the time as well i dont' think.  that was my question.  
 is there a way to be able to either choose or manually enter from a drop down.
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Thanks...that was what I I was looking for.  I didn't realize it was so complicated.
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You might want to consider looking into AJAX as well...

example: http://www.google.com/webhp?complete=1

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