Improved ComboBox Demo

After Koen (a coworker) pointed out that my online ComboBox demo was rather user-unfriendly (like how you just had to "know" to type an 'a' in the fields), I threw some instructions around it. It's available at /web/widgets/, as before. There's also a new distro at /web/widgets/, and the project page has been updated as well.  The actual code is unchanged, only the demo file has been updated.

5 responses to “Improved ComboBox Demo”

  1. Koen

    Much better.

  2. Matthew Lesko

    For DHTML combo boxes, or anything DHTML/AJAX related, I recommend looking at Ext ( Ext provides a unified API atop either Prototype/Scriptaculous, YUI or jQuery. The combo box demo is here

    The API is well organized and documented. The site provides numerous examples and an active forum. I'm not necessarily a true believer; but, what's there I have found more accessible than any other OSS solution I've come across.

  3. David

    Hi. I was wondering if you've noticed the bug where if you use the mouse pointer to select the item from the list, the item only populates the input text box 50% of the time. The other 50% of the time, nothing happens. You have to keep trying it over and over to get it to break. So basically, the onclick portion seems buggy. I'm not sure how to fix it. I know this script is old, but it is still very useful. Any help you could offer would be appreciated.