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From "A. J." <ozbt...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: ComboBox
Date Thu, 09 Sep 2010 07:47:29 GMT
The combobox (editable version) is useful when you want to present a list of
possible values and you want to enter a value that is not present in the
You can achieve this in Pivot with a TextInput + SuggestionPopup but you
have no way for the user to open the list through mouse interaction (unless
you add a button of course but then you have to manage 3 components in pivot
where in other platforms you only have to deal with one).
That is where a combo is handy but I agree that functionnaly speaking, one
can use a mix of pivot controls to provide the same behaviour.
Another problem is that creating a suggestion popup in pure WTKX / BXML is
not very convenient (have to attach textinput listeners, etc ..), is it even
possible ?

On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 2:21 PM, Greg Brown <gkbrown@mac.com> wrote:

> But let me ask this - where might you want to use a ComboBox in an
> application? If we can understand the use cases for such a component, the
> need for it might become more apparent.
> On Sep 8, 2010, at 8:00 AM, Greg Brown wrote:
> > We don't have any plans for a dedicated ComboBox. The non-editable
> "drop-down" version (a ListButton in Pivot) seems to be used much more often
> in UI design, and text fields with suggestion popups are currently a more
> common way of combining stock and user-editable content. So the effort to
> implement a ComboBox did not seem justified.
> > G
> >
> > On Sep 8, 2010, at 3:49 AM, A. J. wrote:
> >
> >> Hi there,
> >> Is there any plan to release a ComboBox control in the future ?
> >> To be honest, I was fairly astonished not to see such a common control
> in Pivot.
> >> I know that it is possible to create its own custom contrlol (using
> buttons, suggestion popup, textfield) but I guess that many persons will
> have to reimplement it just because its not part of the platform.
> >> What do you think ?
> >>
> >> AJ
> >>
> >>
> >

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