Down selects instead of highlight

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  1. David
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    Posted 12 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    Isn't down arrow supposed to move the highlight to the next one when the drop down is open?
    I have IsEditable="Yes" and CanAutocompleteSelectItems="False" I open the drop down, start typing. the highlight moves to the first match. Nothing is selected at this point. I press the down arrow and the first item in the list is selected. Isn't supposed to move the hight light and not select?
  2. Konstantina
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    Posted 17 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    Hello David,

    Thank you for your question.

    By design when in editable mode pressing the up/down arrows selects the items of the ComboBox. In that way they can be edited in the TextBox.

    Hope this information helps. Please let us know if you have any other inquiries.

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  4. David
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    Posted 17 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    If down arrow is going to select, shouldn't it at least select the one after the high lighted one and not the first in the list?
  5. Konstantina
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    Posted 18 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    Hi David,

    Thank you for your feedback.

    This is how the ComboBox is designed. If you list in details the desired behaviour of the ComboBox we can add your request in our Public Issue Tracking System and you can vote for it. If it receives enough clients' vote we will include it in our development plans.

    Looking forward to your reply.

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  6. David
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    Posted 18 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    When the drop down is closed and typing matches, the item is selected. When you press down arrow, the next in the list is selected and not the first one. I would except it to behave the same way when the drop down is open except that is would high light and not selected until you press enter.
  7. Konstantina
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    Posted 23 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    Hello David,

    Thank you for the details.

    I have added your request in PITS. You can view it here. You can vote for it, track its status and see when it is going to be implemented.

    If you have any other concerns about our controls please do not hesitate to contact us again.

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  8. David
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    Posted 23 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    I guess i didn't make myself clear. My main concern is that the down arrow selected the first item and not the next item, that is the one after the high lighted one. Down arrow always means next. I don't understand the rationale for selecting first. And down arrow should not select when the drop down is open as the issue 4096 says.
  9. Konstantina
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    Posted 24 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    Hello David,

    Sorry for the misunderstanding.

    I have changed the PITS item. Could you please review it and let me know if it is correct now.

    Looking forward to your reply.

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  10. David
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    Posted 27 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    I'll try one more time. First of all, if you say that down arrow is supposed to select when the drop down is open and in editable mode, then you should change your documentation which says "When the dropdown of the RadComboBox is opened, then pressing Up\Down Arrows will change the highlighted item in the list."  I can live with it selecting instead of highlighting provided that the down arrow selects the NEXT one and NOT the FIRST one. PITS 4096 does not address this issue.
  11. Konstantina
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    Posted 29 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    Hello David,

    Thank you for your cooperation.

    I have researched further the issue. Since you have set CanAutocompleteSelectedItems=False, this means that the autocompleted item won't be selected, and that is way when pressing the arrow key the first item is highlighted, as since there is no currently selected item, the ComboBox selects the first one in the list. This is the expected behaviour. If you set the property to True you will achieve the desired behavior.
    Here is the description of this property for reference:
    "Gets or sets the value specifying whether typing a text in RadComboBox should change the selection."

    Hope this information helps and that the issue is resolved. Please let us know if you have any other concerns about our controls.

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