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Hi, all,

I have a VB .NET (VS 2003) application that has a dropdown list or dropdown
combo with checkboxes as a "3rd party control" linked to a ComponentOne
TrueDBGrid cell button click event.

When the user clicks on the grid cell, a list (either standard list or check
combo) drops down with an appropriate list of options to select. All Ok so
far..

Except, the list disappears below the parent form's border, such that it is
truncated by the parent window. The parent window style is sizeable - this
is important to maintain..

I'd like to know if its possible in DOTNET, without a lot of complexity, to
make the dropdown list appear over/outside the parent window as per a lot of
other apps, such as MSDN...

However, I am also resigned to doing this "the hard way" if necessary...

TIA
Geoff

Nov 21 '05 #1
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No, it wont appear outside the bounds of the Form. However, you may be able
to adjust the size of the Form dependent on the length of the dropdown

Alternativley, why not limit the dropdown length for the combo ?

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Hi, all,

I have a VB .NET (VS 2003) application that has a dropdown list or dropdown combo with checkboxes as a "3rd party control" linked to a ComponentOne
TrueDBGrid cell button click event.

When the user clicks on the grid cell, a list (either standard list or check combo) drops down with an appropriate list of options to select. All Ok so far..

Except, the list disappears below the parent form's border, such that it is truncated by the parent window. The parent window style is sizeable - this
is important to maintain..

I'd like to know if its possible in DOTNET, without a lot of complexity, to make the dropdown list appear over/outside the parent window as per a lot of other apps, such as MSDN...

However, I am also resigned to doing this "the hard way" if necessary...

TIA
Geoff

Nov 21 '05 #2

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Geoff,

In addition to OHM, I do not believe that it is a simple thing, to get out
of the borders of the window.

What I got as Idea when I readed your question was creating for that a
dialogform (fixed to the places of the comboboxes) wherin the combobox
exist.

However not a simple thing in my opinion when you are not used to do that.

Just my thought,

Cor
Nov 21 '05 #3

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* "Geoff" <gc********@bigpond.com> scripsit:
I'd like to know if its possible in DOTNET, without a lot of complexity, to
make the dropdown list appear over/outside the parent window as per a lot of
other apps, such as MSDN...


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Nov 21 '05 #4

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