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Drop down "entry"

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:36 am
by stevec
Is there a way to do a drop down with allow entry of value not in list?

Re: Drop down "entry"

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:56 pm
by jasonzhou
You can set Item.Text to empty, however, this will leave a space dropdown list, so I think a good way is to create a new Item%N list and only put needed entries in it.
Does this sound ok for you? Thanks.

Re: Drop down "entry"

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:35 am
by stevec
I am looking for a way to show a drop down with entries to select but still allow free form entry (like you can do in VL)

Re: Drop down "entry"

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:32 pm
by jasonzhou
Unfortunately, dropdown doesn't allow free text input. However we can make an enhancement for TextBox element that should work as your expectation.

For example:

When you touch textbox, a list appears with entries to select. (See first attached image)
When you input text, the list will show entries that matches the text. (See second attached image)
When you input a text that doesn't exist in list, the list disappear. (See last attached image)

Does this enhancement sound ok for you?

Thanks

Re: Drop down "entry"

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:27 am
by stevec
I think that would work if I can programatically control what shows in the list (rather than standard history of what keyed).

Re: Drop down "entry"

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:22 am
by jasonzhou
You can specify list items using Item%N property. A new property FreeItem was added in RV34 that allows the free entry feature.

https://www.longrangemobile.com/docs/lr ... extbox.htm