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Subject: RE: Show disabled Listbox item?
Thread ID: 268754 Message ID: 269010 # Views: 25 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 9 Category: Forms
Date: Friday, July 16, 2010 12:43:41 AM         
   


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> > Samir,
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> > No you ar not the only one. I hate grids for dataeditting, letaside a checkbox or combobox in a grid, but otherwise only for datashowing. For presenting data they are absolutely a must, with dynamic colours, font, even pictures e.s.o. for data editting dont use them stick to text boxes, editboxes, or if it must listbox.
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> > In your case why dont you use a combobox (with a nice incremental search facility) this will prevent rubbish data in your system and will give the user maximal comfort selecting an other value for a particular field.
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> Hi Koen
> I don't know what is a incremental search facility, but whatever it is, I think it is not necessary in this case: this is a simple list with names, where the user can select one and then click a editbutton to edit the data of the selected person.
> I prefer a listbox to a combo in this case, precisely because of user comfort. Access to list items is easier/faster: the user does not have to open the combo first, and then select an item.
> I do use combos in the same form, where access to items is not as frequent as in the listbox.
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> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Koen
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> Regards
> Samir

Samir,

I hate to be opinionated, but if you dont know what is an incremental search, please look it up before you say it is not necessary. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incremental_search
Incremental search is exactly for the ease of the end user and even if the list has only 10 items it can reduce a lot of typing, besides you will find it all over in windows and apple. Now only if the list box is so short it will show all the entries you have a point the user does not have to open, however this is not a very flexible design apart from that everybody is used to open a combobox in almost any form.
Seriously reconsider before you decide for a listbox versus a combobox.

Regards,

Koen

ENTIRE THREAD

Show disabled Listbox item? Posted by Samir H. @ 7/14/2010 11:50:44 AM
RE: Show disabled Listbox item? Posted by Cetin Basoz @ 7/14/2010 11:53:49 AM
RE: Show disabled Listbox item? Posted by Samir H. @ 7/14/2010 12:22:35 PM
RE: Show disabled Listbox item? Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 7/14/2010 12:29:42 PM
RE: Show disabled Listbox item? Posted by tushar @ 7/14/2010 12:52:56 PM
RE: Show disabled Listbox item? Posted by Samir H. @ 7/14/2010 12:56:12 PM
RE: Show disabled Listbox item? Posted by Cetin Basoz @ 7/14/2010 2:23:27 PM
RE: Show disabled Listbox item? Posted by Samir H. @ 7/14/2010 2:59:41 PM
RE: Show disabled Listbox item? Posted by Cetin Basoz @ 7/14/2010 3:28:07 PM
RE: Show disabled Listbox item? Posted by Tamar Granor @ 7/14/2010 10:27:52 PM
RE: Show disabled Listbox item? Posted by Samir H. @ 7/15/2010 4:05:24 AM
RE: Show disabled Listbox item? Posted by Koen Piller @ 7/14/2010 10:43:05 PM
RE: Show disabled Listbox item? Posted by Samir H. @ 7/15/2010 4:42:23 AM
RE: Show disabled Listbox item? Posted by Koen Piller @ 7/16/2010 12:43:41 AM
RE: Show disabled Listbox item? Posted by Tamar Granor @ 7/14/2010 10:29:15 PM
RE: Show disabled Listbox item? Posted by Samir H. @ 7/15/2010 4:11:40 AM
RE: Show disabled Listbox item? Posted by Tamar Granor @ 7/15/2010 10:42:33 PM