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Alignment of wide text in RadComboBox

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Kevin Meyer
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Kevin Meyer asked on 14 Feb 2008, 09:55 PM
I have a requirement to left-align text in combo boxes, even if the text flows past the width of the control.  Q3 2007 SP1 defaults to showing item text right-aligned if overflowing the control.  Is there a setting to change this?

This behavior can be seen in the First Look (My Tunes) demo.  Choose Artist: "Sting", Album: "Brand New Day", Song: "7. Prelude To The End Of The Game".  Notice the song combo box reads "e To The End Of The Game" after losing focus.

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Georgi
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answered on 15 Feb 2008, 03:25 PM
Hi Kevin Meyer,

Unfortunately, the RadComboBox has been designed to behave in such a way. Currently, there is no way to change the behavior through the API. We are aware of this issue and it is in our TODO list. However, to avoid this behavior, I would suggest the following workaround :

private void radComboBox1_DropDownClosed(object sender, Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadPopupClosedEventArgs args)

    radComboBox1.SelectionLength = 0;
}

Setting SelectionLength to 0 will remove the selection, but will set the textbox caret in the beginning of the text.
This you could also do when the Up/Down key is pressed to handle the case when the user uses the arrow keys to select an item.

If you have any additional questions, please write us again.

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Georgi
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