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Posted on 2011-09-16
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This is a best practices question. I'm working on an app (ASP.Net - C#) and I've got a couple of dropdowns in it that could get  kinda long 50-100 items each, I think. Rather than having some unwieldly long drop down on the screen, is there something better I could do? Is that considered OK?

Maybe a list box and a filter??
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50-100 is fine. Any country drop down list has 200+ For thousands you'd need either some form of pre-filter or an ajax drop down list filtered in some way.
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by:gopaltayde
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may be below link could provide you some hint to start with

http://forums.asp.net/t/1509967.aspx/1?Huge+dropdownlist+rendering
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if you need to stay with the dropdownlist...you can use a trreview inside a DDL...it works real nice:

http://forums.asp.net/t/1654783.aspx/1?JQuery+How+Can+I+Create+a+TreeView+inside+a+dropdownlist
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Not enough information to confirm an answer.
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I believe my answer, #36553015, fully answers their question.
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