View Full Version : updating dropdownlist before running event

11 November 2010, 10:11 PM
Heyo all,

I was working on a script that has a variable number of entries in a dropdownlist control where I have it run a few functions as soon as the user selects an item from the dropdownlist.

The problem is that these functions update controls that can be hidden by that long dropdownlist after a selection is made and the control doesn't update its expanded list until after the event fully runs :(

does anyone have an idea how to get the dropdownlist to minimize before running the functions I call in my event? or another elegant solution to this problem?

lemme know if I'm not being clear :)

11 November 2010, 11:14 AM
I'm not sure I fully understand your problem, but the first two things I would try are:
1) as the first line of your event, try to reduce the dropdownlist .height property to 0, and afterwards return it to normal height.

2) use a dotnet combobox cotnrol for a dropdownlist and set its .droppedDown property to false before running the rest of the event.

11 November 2010, 06:19 PM
ah you're a champ lo!

I did your first suggestion and that seems to do the trick :)

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