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Old December 4th, 2007, 01:01 AM
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Default Customising the combo box

We have a combo box in our application whose drop down style is set to 'Default'. The user is allowed to type into the combo box at runtime and when the form is saved, the new entered value is saved in the form object. The combo box is also populated by a existing set of options and we finally add the value entered by the user as the combo box text. The problem we face is that when the form is opened, the combo box text is high lit. As a result of this, there are two controls in the form which seem to have focus, the selectable control with the lowest tab index, and the combo box. We need to disable the highlighting in the combo box when the form opens. Any suggestions?
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In addition to the previous post, please note that it is a Winforms application. It is to work on Win2K OS.
One of the solutions that was implemented and failed was handling the GotFocus and LostFocus events. In the GotFocus event handler, the drop down style was made 'Default' and in the LostFocus event handler, the drop down style was 'DropdownList'. (This works if the user does not then try to access the control :D).Whenever the user clicked on the drop down button, the application shut down.

Thanks for reading through. Hope you can help me.

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