My understanding of AllowCustomText is that I should be able to type "foo" in the combo box and tab out. The value should stay there even if "foo" isn't contained in the list of values returned from the data source. Is this correct?
|<telerik:RadComboBox ID="SpecificLocation" runat="server" AccessKey="f" AllowCustomText="true"
| CollapseAnimation-Type="None" EnableLoadOnDemand="true" EnableVirtualScrolling="true"
| ExpandAnimation-Type="None" MaxHeight="200px" MaxLength="70" OnDataBinding="Location_DataBinding"
| ShowMoreResultsBox="false" ShowToggleImage="false" Text='<%# Bind("Location") %>'
| WebServiceSettings-Method="GetData" WebServiceSettings-Path="../DataService.aspx"
| Width="100%" />
When I use the above setup and type "foo" in the list then tab to the next field the value I typed is lost. The resulting combo box is empty. The behaviour I want to simulate is simialr to the IE8/FF3 search box when it lists suggestions but doesn't force you to choose a particular suggestion.
UPDATE: I continued to search and found a post talking about a similar objective
but it still clears the entered text when I tab out of the box - including items that were a part of the list. Still confused as to why it clears things when focus is lost.