Is it possible to implement something like this Xojo?
@Alberto D;Poo My guess is that OP wants something like a combobox where you can start typing and the drop down automatically change and narrow the options to what is in the box.
I seem to recall someone had one here on the forum as open source …
It is relatively easy to code such restrictions when the process is well defined. Based on the first selection, query a database and fill the second combobox, and so on. The code to fill the second combo box is in a method called by the selection changed event of the first combobox. With an in-memory database, the time lag is minimal. I use this approach in a few applications.
P.S. Have a read through this thread https://forum.xojo.com/21935-combobox-and-restrict-entry/0
Alberto De Poo: My guess is that OP wants something like a combobox where you can start typing and the drop down automatically change and narrow the options to what is in the box.
I did this exact thing with a ListBox with a TextField above it. As the user types in the TextField, the LB is repopulated based on the text in the text field. It did perform a SQL Select based on the selection but it was so fast as to not see a delay on a desktop app.
I have reused this several times....
@BillPlunkett I did this exact thing with a ListBox with a TextField above it. As the user types in the TextField, the LB is repopulated based on the text in the text field. It did perform a SQL Select based on the selection but it was so fast as to not see a delay on a desktop app.
I have reused this several times....
Got some code to share? And yes, I can write it myself, I‘m just feeling smart (it’s not lazy if you don’t want to do duplicate work!) …
This code is executed on the KeyUp event of the the TextField. I pass in a trimmed string from the TextField and use it in the select. LBMembers is the list box that is updated...
Private Sub LoadRSsearch(sStart As String) dim i As Integer dim sSQL As String dim sMsg As String Dim sFilter As String sFilter = sStart + "%" sSQL = "SELECT * FROM Members WHERE LastName LIKE '" + sFilter + "' ORDER By LastName" rsMembers = dbSQL.SQLSelect(sSQL) if dbSQL.Error then sMsg = "DATABASE ERROR Reading Members Table, Error: " + dbSQL.ErrorMessage MsgBox(sMsg) UpdateLog(CurrentMethodName, sMsg, "E") Quit end if if rsMembers = nil then sMsg = "No records found on Retrieval" MsgBox(sMsg) UpdateLog(CurrentMethodName, sMsg, "E") Return end if PopulateMembersLB(0) Return End Sub
Private Sub PopulateMembersLB(iRecToSelect As Integer) dim i As Integer dim sFirstName As String dim sGoesBy As String dim sLastName As String dim sName As String dim sSQL As String dim sMsg As String dim sMode As String dim sFilter As String dim iSelectRow As Integer dim iCurrentKey As Integer if bFiltered then sFilter = "Custom Filter" else sFilter = "None" end if lblRecords.Text = "Members Displayed: " + str(rsMembers.RecordCount ) lblFilter.Text = " Filter: " + sFilter rsMembers.MoveFirst lbMembers.deleteAllRows i = 0 while not rsMembers.eof ICurrentRecord = rsMembers.Field("pkRecID").IntegerValue iCurrentKey = ICurrentRecord sFirstName = rsMembers.Field("FirstName").StringValue sGoesBy = rsMembers.Field("GoesBy").StringValue if sFirstName <> sGoesBy then sFirstName = rsMembers.Field("FirstName").StringValue + " '" + sGoesBy + "'" end if sLastName = rsMembers.Field("LastName").StringValue sName = sLastName + ", " + sFirstName lbMembers.addRow lbMembers.RowTag(i) =rsMembers.Field("fkMemberID").IntegerValue lbMembers.cell( i, 0 ) = sName if rsMembers.Field("pkRecID").IntegerValue = iRecToSelect then iSelectRow = i end if i = i + 1 rsMembers.MoveNext wend if iRecToSelect > 0 then lbMembers.ScrollPosition = iSelectRow lbMembers.selected(iSelectRow) = true end if Return End Sub
@Markus W The ComboBox has an autocomplete property, so that is what I would use.
Either I do not saw that Property / Not read that entry / Not understand / Whatever: I never implemented it.
I just enabled that property, and it worked fine.
Unfortunately, something went wrong:the selected entry do not goes into the ROWTAG feature (the AutoCompleted Row is not the one who have a RowTag). So, useless as is.
To really implement something useful, I have to take the resulting text, then search the .Text Row, then go thru its .RowTag property (to have the Unique ID of the wanted RecordSet, etc.).
Yes, a bit strange.
I will read Bill shared Code, but I think I will set .AutoComplete back to False.
Even my current implementation is not Rock Solid (returns some MsgBox Errors if the entry is incomplete: nothing found in the DB). :(
@Tim H You don't get a valid ListIndex value?
No, because the AutoCompleted text appears in the ComboBox’ Edit Row, not in its own entry (as far as I can understand).
I was curious to try that feature. Definitively do not works as a PopupMenu (no auto complete there, but you go to the real Row)…