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    Edit-Combo list in an Editable List - placement of dropdown

    I have an edit-combo textbox inside an editable list. The list is a full page below the top - so by the time you get to the list the user has scrolled down the page and onto the next page. There are four lists on the same page above it.

    But when you try to edit a row in the bottom list, and click on the edit-combo control, the box pops up a full page up next to the very first control on the page. If you then select a value, the correct value goes into the field, but you are still stuck at the top of the page and have to scroll back down to continue editing.

    Even if you had tab (to go to the next field) it doesn't put you back down where you belong.

    Is there a way to control where that pop appears? I don't see one in the options.


    #2
    Use Panels - put the edit-combo in the Panel footer.
    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
    Albert Einstein, (attributed)
    US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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      #3
      This is an editable list, how would I put a dropdown from a field inside a list anywhere, let alone in a panelfooter?

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        #4
        OK - before I answer - what are the 4 Lists above this as you say actually doing? This means you have 5 list is one control, that's a lot of List controls - what are they delivering to the 5th List?


        Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
        Albert Einstein, (attributed)
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          #5
          The first list is the customer, the second list is policies of the customer selected in the first list. The next several lists are details of the policies that you can select from the 2nd list. (Like installments, riders, payments, etc.) All of these lists are on one super long page with one list on top of the other.

          This allows the user to quickly scroll down the page and see the totality of a customer's current body of work.

          Currently, to edit each list, you can to click an edit button that opens a popup grid (or UX) where you can make changes, refreshing the list when you come back to the page.

          But some of the lists are small enough that doing an editable list seems to make sense - except for the drop down problem I am having.

          I recognize that most of the time you have a single list on a page, maybe two. This page has 6 - all of them cascading down from one to the other.

          The lists work in tandem very well - we're just trying to modernize things. So please don't answer: "You should set it up in panel cards or a tabbed UI so each list can be on it's own screen."

          I would do that only as a last resort.

          There should be an easy way to put the drop down list where it belongs. If there is not, I'll put a shout out to Selwyn for ideas. I just want to exhaust other avenues before I bother him.

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            #6
            The TabbedUI - never used it!..but because of this statement..
            we're just trying to modernize things
            - I'm going to point you to the viewbox.. I know it has View in its name - but it's really view - then.. CRUD.
            create, read, update and delete.
            Now if you create a UX with 6 List Controls using the SQL Northwind Customer Table each with a detail view the dev size of the control is 2.8mb - with loads of xbasic for the DOM to manage - use Viewboxes and write the code it's 520k, now that's modernizing. - the hardest thing to learn in AA - is to unlearn what has been put to you, and use a different approach that is really commercial. PM if you like of or just give it a go..

            Pete
            Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
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            US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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