Drop-down that allows entering text

QuestionsDrop-down that allows entering text
Greg asked 9 years ago


Is there a control, or a way to integrate one, that can be a drop-down, but allow a person to type in a value in that view to be saved?

Something similar to this – http://jqueryui.com/autocomplete/#combobox – but that the value can be saved.

Thanks – Greg

5 Answers
Greg answered 9 years ago


And/or another way I was just thinking that I could solve my problem, is there a way that I could open a custom window/pane that let the user either choose the value from a dropdown and/or enter their own value?

Thanks – Greg

Abu Ghufran answered 9 years ago

You can use autocomplete control, that allow entering value and suggest options like dropdown while you type.
Refer demos/integration/autocomplete.php

pcattani answered 3 years ago

Any ideas on how to show all potential values for autocomplete?   Maybe some Javascript which uses onFocus to show all the values?

pcattani answered 3 years ago

OK, I managed to hack autocomplete so it works like a Combobox:


$col[“editoptions”][“onfocus”] = “$( ‘#office’ ).autocomplete( { search: ”, minLength: 0 } );”;


This will display all potential values of autocomplete when the field contains no next.


Reference:  https://api.jqueryui.com/autocomplete/

Abu Ghufran Staff answered 3 years ago

Thanks for the update.

Abu Ghufran - Dev Team
Grid 4 PHP Framework
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