[development] combo box

Lee Rowlands leerowlands at rowlands-bcs.com
Wed Dec 2 22:33:26 UTC 2009

>The first one is what  is/used-to-be? called a combo box. That is, a 
>select box that also allows one to type in an entry if none of the 
>options will do. In terms of the operation of a normal combo, the issue 
>is that while I can put a text box above a select, and when submitted, 
>take the selected option, if one, or the text box contents, if any, 
>normally a combo will take an option selection and deposit that text in 
>the text-box portion, in case you want to edit it.
Could be breaking a peanut with a sledgehammer but the Ext module would give
you access to the Ext.form.ComboBox widget
(http://www.extjs.com/deploy/dev/docs/?class=Ext.form.ComboBox) which with
the right js and a transform config option for the Ext component would turn
an ordinary select into a nice combo box for those with javascript but would
degrade to a select for those without. Personally Ext is my area but jquery
ui might have a similar widget.

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