Blinking Cursor in Not-Editable-AutoComplete-ComboBox

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  1. Par Developer
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    Jan 2010

    Posted 10 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    We are using the Telerik  Not-Editable-AutoComplete-ComboBox in our Silverlight application.  The basic functionality appears to work well, however we have received feedback from several beta testers regarding the usability.


    They have questioned the way the ComboBox does not present a blinking cursor, when you initially click into the data field.   The ComboBox turns yellow, signifying it is in focus, but there is no blinking cursor presented to indicate you can begin entering text.   (Note - In order to initiate an AutoComplete, you do have to enter text.)

    Quite the opposite is found when you click in the Editable-AutoComplete-ComboBox.  A blinking cursor does appear, letting the user know without a doubt that he can begin typing.

    I realize the data associated with the Not-Editable-AutoComplete-ComboBox is “Not-Editable”, but on the other hand you do have to enter characters in order to initiate an AutoComplete.

    Can you let us know if the Not-Editable-AutoComplete-ComboBox is working as designed and you did not intend it to have a “Blinking Cursor”, or if this is a bug.

    If it is a bug, can you give us a timeframe on when this will be fixed or if perhaps you have a workaround.

  2. Konstantina
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    Posted 16 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Serge,

    Thank you for contacting us.

    By design the cursor blinks only when the ComboBox is in editable mode. If we receive more clients' requests we will consider changing this behaviour.

    Please feel free to contact us again if you have any other inquiries.

    Kind regards,
    the Telerik team
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  4. Sodi We
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    Posted 06 Jan 2011 Link to this post


    We would like a cursor as well. Is there a workaround for this?

  5. Konstantina
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    Posted 07 Jan 2011 Link to this post


    When the RadComboBox in ReadOnly the TextBox inside it is also ReadOnly, and that is way the cursor doesn't blink. In order to have a cursor the ComboBox shouldn't be ReadOnly.

    Hope this information helps. If you have further questions please let us know.

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  6. Tessa
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    Posted 02 Dec 2014 Link to this post


    We would like a cursor too. We need a combo box that allows typing, but only allows the typing of valid values within the list, therefore, to get this to work we need it to be Editable, Auto Complete and Read Only. But we would like a cursor. 

    This there any other way to get what we want without the Read Only set. 

  7. Kalin
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    Posted 05 Dec 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Tessa,

    I'm afraid that with the current implementation of control it is not possible to have the cursor when the IsReadOnly property is set to true. This is so because the control uses a read only TextBox, that by default doesn't have its caret visible it that state (this is a framework behavior).

    If you have any other questions or concerns, let us know.


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