server Filtering and Adding new item in combobox

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  1. Adam
    Adam avatar
    4 posts
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    Jun 2014

    Posted 15 Jul 2014 Link to this post

    Hi i have Mvc application. where i have a text box and desired behavior is to search the item in DB and if found, widget will display the found list in suggestion options so i can add to local list 

    and if the item don't exist, add the new item [ thru same widget ] in the database when we press enter.

    since autocomplete Widget don't allow to add new items, i went with combobox

    can we add new item in combobox widget in the same time if we are performing the server filtering
  2. Georgi Krustev
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    Posted 16 Jul 2014 Link to this post


    Currently the ComboBox widget (applicable for AutoComplete, DropDownList, MultiSelect too) is designed to show the end user a suggestion box with items. It is not designed to allow create/update operations through the UI, this functionality cannot be accomplished out-of-the-box. What you can do to achieve your goal is to provide to the user an additional form, which will give him/her the ability to add new item. Once it is added, you can rebind the combobox and select this new item. Here are some helpful links:

    # get widget data source

    # add item to the data source:

    # set widget value

    Please note that this functionality is a custom solution and its implementation is up to the developer 

    Georgi Krustev

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