[Project_owners] Textbox with custom autocomplete
masryalex at gmail.com
Sat Feb 3 06:01:09 PST 2007
if you are creating it for Firefox only take a look at
what I can't figure out is how to sort this history list which I guess
is still unavailable
David Murray wrote:
> pass the string to search for to an external function and get a result
> from that, so it'd be reusable for other stuff, but XPCOM is way out of
> my depth, and I really don't know what I'm doing. I was using
> as as my base to work from.
> Unfortunately, I am way, way out of my depth when it comes to actually
> creating components, so I didn't really get anywhere. I was trying to
> create an object that would implement the autocomplete interface, but
> contain an extra function that could be mapped to a function in the
> that'd search through anything you want (so long as the results were
> returned as an array). I wrote it all, but couldn't figure out how to
> make a mappable function or anything, so I gave up.
> I don't understand why all the autocomplete stuff has to be so
> incredibly complex for a relatively simple effect. If anyone looking for
> something to do could create some sort of custom XPCOM component for
> searching, I'm sure it wouldn't be just me that'd find it useful.
> For now though, I'm giving up and will resort to either an editable
> menulist, or try and put a tree inside a popup and try and fake an
> autocomplete textbox.
> David Murray wrote:
>> Wait, nevermind, I'm still stuck. If anyone's got a custom autocomplete
>> box working in Firefox 2, please point me to your code.
>> David Murray wrote:
>>> Whoops, nevermind - I found Neil's post from 2005 and it's what I'm
>>> after. Thanks!
>>> David Murray wrote:
>>>> So I've got an autocomplete textbox, and I wish for it to have a
>>>> drop-down under it that contains all the values in the array that
>>>> match what has currently been typed. Seems simple enough, right?
>>>> Unfortunately I can't figure out how to get the autocomplete to
>>>> actually... autocomplete. According to the internets, I need to
>>>> create a custom autocomplete search component, which is where I'm
>>>> stuck. There appears to be no documentation whatsoever anywhere on
>>>> making custom autocomplete search objects - all the autocomplete
>>>> examples just say "yeah stick 'history' in here and it'll search
>>>> history, and that is where this documentation ends." Any questions
>>>> that I have found previously asked on the net have no useful replies.
>>>> Surely someone has tried to do a custom search before?
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