Posted by Jan Dunn
In Reply to Re: how to reset Orpheus ComboListBox posted by webmaster Guido: : I'm using a TurboPower CombolistBox with autosearch set to true. If you make a selection such as "chief" it finds "chief of police". If I retype "chief" looking for "chief of staff" it keeps defaulting to "chief of police". How can I reset the component so that it forgets the last returned item from the list?
: Personally I don't use the Orpheus components suite, but from what I read about it I understand the autosearch feature of the combo listbox is an "incremental" search. If you type a string, it searches the FIRST item in alphabetical order that starts with that string.
: In your example, typing "chief" always finds "chief of police" because that is the first item that starts with "chief". The item "chief of staff" is only found when you type at least "chief of s". So, "resetting" the component (if this were possible) would not change this behaviour.
: For the behaviour that you want, your component should understand something like "FindNext" after the first search, but I don't know of any listbox that does this. Solution:
: - either add this method (command) to the component's source code, not so obvious I assume...;
: - or code around it in your application, for example using a button labeled "Find Next" that searches the listbox next items one by one.
: I think I've got some code lying around using a standard Delphi combo listbox, I'll let you know if I find something.
: Guido, webmaster
I found if I set the Most Recently Used property to zero, I got the behavior I wanted. thank you for your input and happy holidays to you