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Subject: RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser?
Thread ID: 112271 Message ID: 112289 # Views: 2 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 9 Category: Forms
Date: Tuesday, November 07, 2006 4:08:36 AM         
   


Aren't just talking about use ADIR() on your c:\ fill a combo with the result and use incrementalsearch in the combo? Or do you need it autofill? If so take a look at this.
Public Array mydrive[1]
Adir(mydrive,"","D")
_Screen.AddObject("oCB","ImprovedComboBox")
_Screen.oCB.Left = 10
_Screen.oCB.Top = 10
_Screen.oCB.Width = 200
_Screen.oCB.RowSource = "mydrive" && Alias Name
_Screen.oCB.RowSourceType = 5 &&Alias
_Screen.oCB.Visible = .T.
*_screen.RemoveObject("oCB") && this code in command window removes the combobox

Define Class "ImprovedComboBox" As ComboBox
	acstyle = 2
	lastdisplayvalue = ""
	lastsellenght = 0
	lastselstart = 0
	sellenght=0
	Style = 0

	Procedure InteractiveChange
	Local lnStyle, lnLastKey, lcDisplayValue

	lnLastKey=Lastkey()
	lnStyle = This.Style
	If This.Style = 2
		This.Style = 0
	Endi
	If (lnLastKey>=32 And lnLastKey<=126)
		If This.SelStart>=1
			lcDisplayValue=Substr(This.DisplayValue,1,This.SelStart-1)+(Chr(lnLastKey))
		Else
			lcDisplayValue=(Chr(lnLastKey))+Allt(This.DisplayValue)
		Endi
		If Empty(lcDisplayValue)
			lcDisplayValue=Allt(Chr(lnLastKey))
		Endi
		For i = 1 To This.ListCount
			If Upper(lcDisplayValue) == Upper(Substr(This.List(i),1,Len(lcDisplayValue)))
				This.DisplayValue=This.List(i)
				This.SelStart=Len(lcDisplayValue)
				nlLength=Len(Allt(This.DisplayValue))-Len(lcDisplayValue)
				This.SelLength=Iif(nlLength <0,0,nlLength)
				This.lastdisplayvalue = This.DisplayValue
				This.lastselstart = This.SelStart
				This.lastsellenght = This.sellenght
				Return
			Endi
		Endfor
	Endif
	Endproc
Enddefine



> Ken,
>
> Thanks for your input. I am aware of this. I am looking to replicate the feature in a combo box, without the dialogue, as implemented in IE's File/Open, the Explorer address bar or the Update Driver window. In general it seems that this control or functionality exists somewhere in the bowels of one Windows API or another; whether or not I can get to it from VFP, is the real question.
>
> -hh
>
> > > >>What exactly do you mean by "simplify?"
> > >
> > > Go File/Open in IE. Type c:\docu and stop. You can now hit [tab] and have 'ments and settings' filled in for you, and so on. That's what I mean.
> > >
> > > This type of control shows up elsewhere in Windows (it's in the 'update driver' dialogue in device manager). If I can't get to it, not a huge deal, but it would be a handy addition/alternative to the GETFILE dialogue for those who use the keyboard.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > -hh
> > >

> >
> > Howard,
> >
> > Take a look at this image - you have the same thing in GETFILE().
> >
> >
> >
> > Type in "C:\Doc" and downarrow to "c:\Documents and Settings" add a "\" and down arrow to the user name you want ...
> >
> > Ken
> > You shall know the truth - and the truth shall set you free. (John 8:33)




Mike Gagnon


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Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by Howard Hendler @ 11/7/2006 12:26:57 AM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by Mike Gagnon @ 11/7/2006 1:00:00 AM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by Howard Hendler @ 11/7/2006 1:10:47 AM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by Ken Murphy @ 11/7/2006 1:16:49 AM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by Howard Hendler @ 11/7/2006 1:39:27 AM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by Ken Murphy @ 11/7/2006 1:58:51 AM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by Howard Hendler @ 11/7/2006 3:20:14 AM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by Mike Gagnon @ 11/7/2006 4:08:36 AM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by Howard Hendler @ 11/7/2006 8:45:48 PM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by dencio @ 11/7/2006 8:58:59 AM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by Mike Gagnon @ 11/7/2006 11:28:14 AM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by tushar @ 11/7/2006 3:57:05 PM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by Howard Hendler @ 11/7/2006 10:35:54 PM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by Ken Murphy @ 11/8/2006 2:16:48 AM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by Howard Hendler @ 11/8/2006 5:27:58 AM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by tushar @ 11/8/2006 4:36:26 PM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by dencio @ 11/9/2006 9:40:55 AM
RE: Autocomplete file/directory chooser? Posted by Howard Hendler @ 11/14/2006 1:53:36 PM