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  • Dropdown Box

    When my UX component opens up I want a Dropdown box to default to the first value.

    The 'default value' option does not work as the Dropdown is dynamically populated

  • #2
    Re: Dropdown Box

    sounds like you need to break this down into steps, first of all if the value is dynamic you need to get that first then select the first record and set that value to the control - sooooo, you could use xbasic to do the sql lookup for you and then set the value returned. It's really then a matter of WHEN the value gets set or rather how the xbasic would get triggered...to then set the value. My guess would be that is the hardest part, if you were to set the xbasic to fire on focus - it would happen everytime and maybe confuse a user, so perhaps it could be a simple button click, rather than entering the drop down to make a selection.
    What puzzles me is if the user clicks the drop down in the first place how hard is it to click the first choice? On a keyboard you just hit enter...seems like it's already pretty easy to me!
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    • #3
      Re: Dropdown Box

      Tom,

      Try this, I just did a quick test that seems to work.
      In the default value set it to the name of the control as a placeholder ie) {nameofcontrol}
      I also had to set not in list rule to Do Nothing

      EDIT - Actually just setting the Not In List rule to Do Nothing seems to default to the first value (not sure if that's what you need though). The placeholder doesn't seem to affect anything.
      Last edited by iRadiate; 01-29-2020, 12:03 PM. Reason: More Info
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      • #4
        Re: Dropdown Box

        You can go get the first value and then use .setValue.

        Code:
        var ele = {dialog.Object}.getPointer('dd1');
        var opt1 = ele.options[0].value;
        {dialog.Object}.setValue('dd1',opt1,false);
        Use true or false in .setValue depending on your need.

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