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Last post Feb 22, 2012 09:14 AM by AneevJohn
Feb 21, 2012 03:37 PM|LINK
I'm fairly new to ASP.NET development and I'm currently using Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 to try and develop a simple web site. My stumbling block is that in VB6 I was used to being able to use a control called Combo Box. This allowed me to have a drop
down list from which users could select an entry or type in an entirely new entry. Is there a standard control in VS2008 that will allow me to do something similar? I find Standard>DropDownList allows me to programatically set up a populated drop down but
users can not free type their own entry.
Thanks for reading.
Feb 21, 2012 03:45 PM|LINK
You can use the ASP.NET AJAX ComboBox: http://www.asp.net/ajaxlibrary/AjaxControlToolkitSampleSite/ComboBox/ComboBox.aspx
Feb 21, 2012 03:56 PM|LINK
you have jquery combos too - http://www.jeasyui.com/tutorial/form/form4.php
Feb 22, 2012 08:32 AM|LINK
Thankyou both. I was hoping for a different kind of answer as I may struggle to include 3rd party controls in my corporate environment.
Feb 22, 2012 08:43 AM|LINK
There is not built in control that does that. Previous suggestions use free controls. The AJAX Control Toolkit, though bulky in size, is used widely. The jQuery widget I'm not familiar with but should be free to use also. Otherwise, you'll need to come up
with your own custom control which will not be trivial to implement. I suggest you convince the powers that be to use an existing, free solution.
Feb 22, 2012 09:14 AM|LINK
If you want to go with 3rd parth control then go with OBOUT controls.