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    Kevin M. Guest

    auto-fill in dropdown box


    Hello, I was reffered to this site and told this groupd could answer anything.
    What I am looking for is a dropdown box which when you type "Mi" you go to
    the Mi's and not just the I's. This is for a dropdown containing 6000+ items,
    so performance is an issue, which makes me thing "OnKeyUp" or down checking
    should be used as a last resort. Another thing is when a letter is pressed,
    some of the dropdown items do not "hide" or "disappear". I need the whole
    list there at all times. Can anyone help??????

    Thanks,
    Kevin

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    Kris Eiben Guest

    Re: auto-fill in dropdown box

    6000+ items? Way too many to handle, even if you do get the
    multiple-letter search working -- which won't help users who have
    Javascript disabled.

    1) What kind of data is this? (Might help us figure out ways to deal
    with it.)
    2) Would it be possible to split it up into multiple listboxes, scripted
    so that if one is selected, all others go back to the default blank one?
    3) Could you make the whole list available just in plain text in a popup
    window? Then, you could have a textbox for users to type in the first
    few letters, capture an <enter> or have a "Go" button, and refresh a
    separate window that holds just that listbox, with just the items that
    match that criteria. (warning: heavily Javascript-dependent)

    Kris

    "Kevin M." <kjmst29@pitt.edu> wrote in message
    news:3d35aefc$1@10.1.10.29...
    >
    > Hello, I was reffered to this site and told this groupd could answer

    anything.
    > What I am looking for is a dropdown box which when you type "Mi" you

    go to
    > the Mi's and not just the I's. This is for a dropdown containing 6000+

    items,
    > so performance is an issue, which makes me thing "OnKeyUp" or down

    checking
    > should be used as a last resort. Another thing is when a letter is

    pressed,
    > some of the dropdown items do not "hide" or "disappear". I need the

    whole
    > list there at all times. Can anyone help??????




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