ComboBox AutoCompleteMode

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Hi Frank,

As requested (http://wisej.com/support/question/textbox-selectionstart-property).

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Suggest displays the auxiliary drop-down list associated with the edit control. This drop-down is populated with one or more suggested completion strings (filtered). the first character typed in the edit control is appended. Typing the second, third, …. character will begin a new search from the dropdown list
Append no dropdown list  but appends the remainder of the most likely candidate string to the existing characters, highlighting the appended characters. working as expected.
SuggestAppend applies both Suggest and Append options with dropdown list. similar to Suggest

Thanks.

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Hi Luca,

I understand your point and agree with you.

Honestly, the way it works now is already acceptable except for one thing. If SuggestAppend, the second character entered in the edit control is appended to the suggested string as shown on Excel table I sent you (in cell C21 and C22). Pressing tab or clicking the highlighted item in the dropdown list doesn’t change the value in the edit control. Have you considered this behaviour?

Thanks.

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Hi Cris,

We can’t replicate the filtering that you see in winforms. It’s not the dropdown portion. If you try in winform with the dropdown open you’ll see that it shows a second popup overlapping the drop down a bit with the suggested entries. The suggestion panel in winforms is the same used for the textbox and it’s a windows feature overlapping the drop down.

We were trying to match Suggest, Append and SuggestAppend in a logical way to behavior. This is what we were aiming for:

  • Suggest: Opens the drop down automatically to “suggest” the selection when typing. Nothing else. Only the first match is highlighted.
  • Append: Doesn’t open the dropdown automatically, but it appends the remaining part of the selected item if there is a match.
  • SuggestAppend: Same as Append but it also automatically opens the dropdown.

Best,

Luca

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Hi Frank,

Please see attached file. It is based on the WinForm project included in ComboBoxTest solution I sent you. Please note of how the dropdown list is filtered everytime a user types a character in the edit control.

Append mode is working as expected like before.

Thanks.

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Hi Cris,

can you please retest Suggest and SuggestAppend in the latest build (1.2.83) ?

WJ-7736 has been implemented.

Thanks
Frank

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Cris,

thanks, it´s a good sample that helped to reproduce the problem.

We´ll improve “Suggest” for editable comboboxes and keep you updated.

Issue # is WJ-7736

Best regards
Frank

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