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How are they doing the where to buy drop down lists what library are they using?

Iif you go to the following page here at the very bottom

http://na.blackberry.com/eng/devices/blackberrycurve8300/

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by:level9wizard
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They are using a combination of CSS and HTML classes to style these dropdowns. So for example something simple, you could do:

<!-- IN YOUR HTML -- >
<select class="my_dropdown" >
    <option>one</option>
    <option>two</option>
    <option>three</option>
</select>

/* IN YOUR CSS */
.my_dropdown
{
    border: 2px solid red;
}


Obviously they are adding a lot more styles (background-image's and so) on but hopefully this helps illustrate the technique.
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Their actually using a combinatin of CSS and DHTML elements for their drop-down.  The CSS page alone is over 3300 lines.  I squeezed it down for you so you can see what's going on:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<style> 
/*	Global Styles
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
* {	padding:0;	margin:0;	}
h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, p, pre, blockquote, label, ul, ol, dl, fieldset, address { margin:1em 0; }
li, dd { margin-left:5%; }
fieldset { padding: .5em; }
select option{ padding:0 5px; }
 
 
 
/* DHTML select replacement */
div.dhtmlselect{ /*style of DHTML Select Menu, main box */
width: 98px ! important; /*default  width of main box */
border: 1px solid #666666 ! important;
position: relative;
text-indent: 3px;
padding: 1px 0px 0px 0px ! important;
cursor: hand;
cursor: pointer;
background-color: #FFFFFF;
height:21px ! important;
float:left!important;
display:block!important;
font-size:10px;
overflow:visible;
margin:0px!important;
}
 
.dhtmlselect .downimage{ /*style of "down" image to the right of the DHTML Select Menu*/
position:absolute;
right:-23px;
top:-1px;
height:22px;
border:1px solid #666666;
}
 
.dhtmlselect div.dropdown{ /*style of Drop Down Menu that appears onMouseover */
position:absolute;
left:-1px!important;
top:22px!important;
width:200px!important; /*default width of drop down menu*/
height:auto!important;
border: 1px solid #666666!important;
padding:0px!important;
margin:0px!important;
display:none;
z-index:5;
font-weight:normal;
}
 
.dhtmlselect div.dropdown a{ /*style of Drop Down Menu's links */
width: auto;
display: block;
background: #FFFFFF;
border-bottom: 1px solid #DDDDDD;
text-indent: 5px;
text-decoration: none;
color: black;
padding-top:3px;
pading-bottom:1px;
}
 
* html .dhtmlselect .dropdown a{ /*IE 6 (and below) hack */
width: 100%;
}
 
.dhtmlselect .dropdown a:hover, .dhtmlselect .dropdown a.selected {
background: #EEEEEE;
}
div.selectLabel {
width:92px!important;
height:20px!important;
padding:0px!important;
padding-top:3px !important;
white-space:nowrap;
overflow:hidden;
text-overflow:ellipsis;
margin:0px!important;
border:none!important;
}
* html div.selectLabel {
height:18px!important;
}
</style></head>
 
<body>
 
                                <input value="483" name="products" type="checkbox">&nbsp;<span class="boldit">Compare</span>
 
                                  
                        <!-- regions with children -->
                                  
                                    
                                          <select style="display: none;" id="id-0_replaced--1" name="url" onchange="javascript:doOmnitureCarrierEventFromSelect(this);getOptionProvider(this);javascript:gotoSelectionNewWindow(this,0);">
                                                <option value="">WHERE TO BUY</option>
                                                <option value="">&nbsp;</option>
                                                
                          
                            <option value="" class="country_opt">United States</option>
                            
                                                    <option value="http://www.centennialwireless.com/discover_blackberry.php ">
                                                        &nbsp;Centennial Wireless (Silver)
                                                    </option>
                           
                                                    <option value="http://www.cincinnatibell.com/consumer/wireless/phones_and_devices/?id=blackberry_curve">
                                                        &nbsp;Cincinnati Bell (Silver)
                                                    </option>
                           
                          
                                                
                          
                            <option value="" class="country_opt">Canada</option>
                            
                                                    <option value="http://www.rogers.com/curve">
                                                        &nbsp;Rogers Wireless (Silver)
                                                    </option>
                           
                          
                                                
                                          </select>
                                          <script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript">
                                                if (document.location.href.indexOf("/devices/blackberrycurve") > -1 || document.location.href.indexOf("/devices/blackberrypearl") > -1) {
                                                        dhtmlselect("id-0");
                                                }</script>
<div style="z-index: 98;" onkeydown="dhtmlselect_handleSelectKeyDown(this, event);" rel="0" tabindex="1" id="dhtml_id-0--1" class="dhtmlselect">
<input id="id-0" value="" type="hidden"><div style="top: 22px;" class="selectLabel">WHERE TO BUY</div> 
<img class="downimage" src="http://na.blackberry.com/assets/images/dhtmlselect_dropdown.gif" title="Select an option" onmouseover="this.src='http://na.blackberry.com/assets/images/dhtmlselect_dropdown_over.gif';" onmouseout="this.src='http://na.blackberry.com/assets/images/dhtmlselect_dropdown.gif';">
<div style="display: none;" class="dropdown">
<a class="selected" href="#" onclick="dhtmlselect_handleSelectValueClick(this);" rel="">WHERE TO BUY</a>
<a href="#" onclick="dhtmlselect_handleSelectValueClick(this);" rel="">United States</a>
<a href="#" onclick="dhtmlselect_handleSelectValueClick(this);" rel="http://www.centennialwireless.com/discover_blackberry.php ">&nbsp;Centennial Wireless (Silver)</a>
<a href="#" onclick="dhtmlselect_handleSelectValueClick(this);" rel="http://www.cincinnatibell.com/consumer/wireless/phones_and_devices/?id=blackberry_curve">&nbsp;Cincinnati Bell (Silver)</a>
<a class="" href="#" onclick="dhtmlselect_handleSelectValueClick(this);" rel="">Canada</a><a href="#" onclick="dhtmlselect_handleSelectValueClick(this);" rel="http://www.rogers.com/curve">&nbsp;Rogers Wireless (Silver)</a>
</div></div>
                                  
                        </body>
</html>

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by:stargateatlantis
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how come when you select the drop down nothing comes up?
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by:LZ1
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There are scripts which are also running that don't have the absolute path, so you are missing that.  Notice that it is not an ordinary SELECT box though.
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by:stargateatlantis
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But i don't see any .js files in the code you gave me.  I want the code to work on any page i implement it on.
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by:LZ1
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In all actuality it's not a combobox as you may think.  It's actually a Java scripted element.  
You may have better luck downloading an opensource or free script like this rather than copying or taking Blackberry's:
http://www.webfx.nu/dhtml/combobox/combobox.htm
 
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