View Full Version : .Net textBox AutoCompleteMode (help)

03 March 2009, 03:22 PM
I want to create rollout with 2 elements - textBox and Listbox with AutoComplete.
But I don't know how to use AutoComplete property :banghead:
Here's an example, but it's don't use autoComplete..
My question is : Can I use autoComplete in this case?

Sorry for my english.

ArrMod = for n in GeometryClass.classes where n.creatable collect n as string
rollout roll_type "" width:131 height:229
dotNetControl edt5 "System.Windows.Forms.TextBox" pos:[5,4] width:122 height:20
dotNetControl listMatch "System.Windows.Forms.listBox" pos:[5,30] width:122 height:200

on edt5 TextChanged txt do
ArrList = #()
for i in ArrMod do
if matchPattern i pattern: (edt5.text +"*") == true then appendIfUnique ArrList i \
else listMatch.items.clear()
sort ArrList
roll_type.listMatch.items.AddRange ArrList

on roll_type open do
for i = 1 to ArrMod.count do ArrMod[i][1] = toUpper ArrMod[i][1]
roll_type.listMatch.items.AddRange (sort ArrMod)
createdialog roll_type
setfocus roll_type.edt5

03 March 2009, 07:17 PM
short: yes

on roll_type open do
edt5.AutoCompleteMode = roll_type.edt5.AutoCompleteMode.SuggestAppend
edt5.AutoCompleteSource = roll_type.edt5.AutoCompleteSource.CustomSource

for i = 1 to ArrMod.count do ArrMod[i][1] = toUpper ArrMod[i][1]
ArrMod = sort ArrMod

listMatch.items.AddRange ArrMod
edt5.AutoCompleteCustomSource.AddRange ArrMod

03 March 2009, 07:47 PM

Very simple and very cool :applause:

03 March 2009, 08:38 PM
simpler still might be to use a combobox, as that's basically what you're replicating :) ( though you'd still have to set up the autocomplete source, etc. )

03 March 2009, 08:58 PM
Yes, you're right.. thanks again :thumbsup:

03 March 2009, 11:38 PM
How can I increase the autocomplete list height? It's too small by default..
I've read .net help on microsoft site :deal: , but I'm not shure which property I have to use in this case..


03 March 2009, 12:03 AM
not too sure you can - though I may be mistaken.

From what I've read, the .NET autocomplete functionality wraps IAutoComplete, which is not a .NET component itself and doesn't expose much of anything.

You'd have to...
A. get down and dirty with the Win32 API
B. use a third party autocomplete component
C. write your own autocomplete (by adding a listbox control when the user starts typing, populating it with the appropriate strings based on what they've typed so far, and deleting that control when done).
D. live with the default height. The user -can- resize it, and it will remain that size until you no longer use the dialog.

03 March 2009, 12:11 AM
:) thanks man

I already have my custom autocomplete function :wip: .. just trying to use more .net abilities.
But I have a choice.. it's good.

Thanks again for the very fast reply.

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