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HTML:  Word Wrap <SELECT> <OPTION>

Posted on 2009-04-01
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Hi All,


Is it possible to word wrap the selection options in HTML?

I want the use to choose between three sentenses, but they are pretty long, so would like to word wrap them.


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Question by:detox1978
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by:qwerty021600
ID: 24038256
You can define word wrap in css and call that class in Select option. It is possible.
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by:detox1978
ID: 24038275
can you provide a sample as i can't get that to work
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by:level9wizard
ID: 24041671
<!-- html -->
<select name="mySelect">
    <option class="optionWrap"> ...</option>
</select>

/* css */
.optionWrap
{
    width: 100px;
}

Set the width should do it.
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by:detox1978
ID: 24044026
I want to word wrap (put one option on several lines).

The code you present, doesn't do this.
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by:qwerty021600
ID: 24046843
You need to create a custom control for this. Either a Telerik control or through Ajax ToolKit.

Refer this:
http://www.asp.net/ajax/ajaxcontroltoolkit/samples/
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by:detox1978
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can you give a little more information?
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Chad Haney earned 500 total points
ID: 24398658
With the select option this is not possible.  As Identified by qwerty I would recomend an Ajax control, or create a custom control utilizing css to hide the options until the form button is clicked, then when the option is selected it populates a hidden input field with the select value, and you populate a readonly input box (or just a span) with the text value.

here is a mock up:
//script
function showValues(){
     document.getElementById('selectOptions').style.display="block";
}
function setValue(theValue, theText){
     document.getElementById('selectValue').value=theValue;
     document.getElementById('displayValue').value=theText;
     document.getElementById('selectOptions').style.display="none";
}

//code
<form>
<input type="hidden" name="selectValue" id="selectValue"/>
<input type="text" readonly="readonly" onclick="showValues()" id="displayValue"/>
<ul id="selectOptions" style="display:none">
<li><a href="javascript:setValue('[SelectValue]', "Item 1");">Item 1</a></li>
<li><a href="javascript:setValue('[SelectValue]', "Item 2");">Item 2</a></li>
</ul>
</form>
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by:detox1978
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I guess i could use CSS to make a combo looking box that does this.
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