Posted on 2009-04-01
Visual Studio 2008
Windows Forms (not ASP)
I have a few comboboxes in my application. They are not databound. All of the items are loaded in manually. I do not want the user to be able to type in any text that does not exist in my list of items so I have the dropdownstyle = dropdownlist. this works fine. My problem is that I want the combobox to allow the user to type in multiple letters in the combobox text area and the box will go directly to that item. This does not work. It won't accept multiple characters.
If I have a list of cities sorted alphabetically..
Say the user is looking for Detroit. In the combobox he types in a "D" and it goes to Dallas, then he types in an "E" and instead of looking at that as "DE" and going to Detroit it looks at it as just "E" and drops to Evansville, disreagrding the previous "D".
I've trid changing the autocomplete property but since I am using the dropdownlist style I am very limited here.