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Any alternative for dropdown, Apart the suggest control ?

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Hi !
Iam rite now working in asp.net (vb lang) in vs 05.I need to change some of the drop downlist boxes to more effective controls which might not need to click on it for navigation on it. I have gone thru google's suggest control but, apart from tat control can any one suggest me a good control where i can get a popup which contain the list of elements and from which i can select it. Kindly Help me !
Jun 28 '07 #1
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acoder
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What exactly are you looking for? Should it have autocomplete? If so, will the information be from a database?
Jun 28 '07 #2

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What exactly are you looking for? Should it have autocomplete? If so, will the information be from a database?
I was expecting one such control which is similar to google's suggest But should display as a popup ! Ok then if autocomplete is fine ! can you tell me the procedure to use d control in my apps ?
Jun 29 '07 #3

acoder
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You will need to use Ajax and the suggestions change on each key stroke.

By popup, do you mean a popup window, i.e. using window.open?
Jun 29 '07 #4

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You will need to use Ajax and the suggestions change on each key stroke.

By popup, do you mean a popup window, i.e. using window.open?
Well i had been trying to implement the suggest control, since iam new to asp and ajax i find it difficult in implementing. Can you explain the procedures involved in implementing this auto suggest control.
Thanks !
Jul 2 '07 #5

acoder
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Your ASP page should take some input and be able to produce suggestions. I assume you can do that fine.

You should have an AJAX function which takes the input from the user and sends a request. The response is parsed and displayed in the form of say, a div, that appears underneath the text box.

You would call this function whenever a key is pressed.

Check out some tutorials. Also, see this example.
Jul 2 '07 #6

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Your ASP page should take some input and be able to produce suggestions. I assume you can do that fine.

You should have an AJAX function which takes the input from the user and sends a request. The response is parsed and displayed in the form of say, a div, that appears underneath the text box.

You would call this function whenever a key is pressed.

Check out some tutorials. Also, see this example.
hi ! i tried working with the help of this site, But i Doubt , Do we need a web server to run the Auto Suggest Functionality, kindly Guide me !
Thanks !
Sep 6 '07 #7

acoder
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hi ! i tried working with the help of this site, But i Doubt , Do we need a web server to run the Auto Suggest Functionality, kindly Guide me !
Thanks !
You will need to be able to run ASP (or whatever server-side scripting language you are using). Have you got that set up?
Sep 6 '07 #8

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