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How to provide AutoComplete support for ComboBoxBarItem in WinForms XPToolBar?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: XPToolbar |
Published Date: April 30, 2011 |
Last Revised Date: February 7, 2020

Provide AutoComplete support to ComboBoxBarItem

This can be achieved by handling the ComboBoxBarItem''s TextBoxBound event and get hold of the internal TextBox. Set this TextBox as the target control for an AutoComplete and populate the AutoComplete control with appropriate data as explained in code snippet below.

C#

// Handle the ComboBoxBarItem''s TextBoxBound event
TextBox textBox;
private void ComboBoxBarItem_TextBoxBound (object sender, TextBoxBoundEventArgs args)
{
   this.textBox = args.TextBox;
   // Set AutoComplete control on the ComboBoxBarItem''s internal TextBox
   this.autoComplete1.SetAutoComplete(this.textBox, AutoCompleteModes.Both);
   this.autoComplete1.DataSource = _dataSource;
}

VB

' Handle the ComboBoxBarItem''s TextBoxBound event
Private textBox As TextBox
Private Sub ComboBoxBarItem_TextBoxBound(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal args As TextBoxBoundEventArgs)
   Me.textBox = args.TextBox
   ' Set AutoComplete control on the ComboBoxBarItem''s internal TextBox
   Me.autoComplete1.SetAutoComplete(Me.textBox, AutoCompleteModes.Both)
   Me.autoComplete1.DataSource = _dataSource
End Sub

 

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