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Form layout issue when many items are selected
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loi
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loi asked on 01 Mar 2013, 05:50 PM
Because of the way the MultiSelect field grows when many items are selected, there is a potential issue when it is used in a static form layout where fields are not supposed to grow in width/height... One way I can think of to get around this issue is have an option to show ellipses(...) when the width of the field is reached, clicking on the ellipses(...) will grow the field temporary to it full size showing all the selected values; the field shrinks back to default size on blur or out of focus.

Also, it would be great if you can add a multi-select option for the DropDownList or Combobox similar to some of the custom plugins found at this thread here.

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Georgi Krustev
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answered on 04 Mar 2013, 10:01 AM
Hello Loi,

 
Thank you for your thoughts and for the suggestions. We will further investigate the case.

Currently, we do not have any plans to add this functionality to the DropDownList/ComboBox widgets, because the MultiSelect is designed to support multiple selection and provides better user experience.

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answered on 05 Apr 2013, 03:23 PM
I will +1 this request.  

I would like to provide my users the ability to easily select multiple values from a large set without altering the layout of the form, as this is a constraint on our forms.  The checkbox modded dropdownlist is the closest control that can provide this functionality, but it doesn't have the nice auto-complete functionality, so it doesn't work well with large sets.

Perhaps a little mash-up between this and the ToolTip, where instead of expanding the TextBox with selected values, a ToolTip could be displayed at will with the selected values inside and the sizing of it appropriate to the contents.  Even better would be a counter on the right that acts as the button/hover spot to display this ToolTip.


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Georgi Krustev
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answered on 09 Apr 2013, 10:57 AM
Hello Bill,

 
Thank you for the suggestions. Currently, we do not have any plans to implement DropDownList widget with checkboxes, because the MultiSelect widget is designed to support multiple values. As to the layout issue, you can set a max height of the widget's wrapper. Thus the widget will not expand beyond of this value.

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