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Incremental Search

You can enable the incremental search for the following controls.

Incremental search allows end-users to quickly locate list items. Matching values are highlighted in real time as a user types search criteria. The following image demonstrates a ListBoxEdit with incremental search enabled. Items that match the search criteria are highlighted.

A user can modify criteria in a short amount of time. After that time has elapsed, additional input is treated as new criteria. To increase/decrease this delay, use the following static fields:

Note

Incremental search is case-insensitive.

The following keyboard shortcuts allow end-users to navigate search results.

Keyboard shortcut Action
Ctrl + Down Arrow Move focus to the next matching item.
Ctrl + Up Arrow Move focus to the previous matching item.
Esc End incremental search.

Expanded ListBoxEdit Incremental Search

To enable the incremental search feature for ListBoxEdit, set the ListBoxEdit.IncrementalSearch property to true.

The following example demonstrates ListBoxEdit with the incremental search feature enabled.

Expanded Drop-down Editors Incremental Search

Drop-down editors, such as ComboBoxEdit, LookUpEdit and FontEdit require additional incremental search configuration.

To enable the incremental search feature for a drop-down editor, do the following:

The following example demonstrates ComboBoxEdit with the incremental search feature enabled.

Note

Token Editors Specifics To enable the incremental search for Token Editors, additionally set the PopupBaseEdit.FocusPopupOnOpen property to true.

The following example demonstrates a token combo box editor with incremental search enabled.

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