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Sunday, June 04, 2006

Dojo's ComboBox Not Ready for Prime Time?


  • At 6/05/2006 01:26:00 AM, Blogger alex said…


    This is Alex Russell, Project Lead for the Dojo Toolkit.

    A couple of things:

    1.) the Dojo combo box has both local and remote modes. There's a remote-mode test page which always returns the same data, but will show you how to use it. So if you want server-side sorting, that's your ticket.

    2.) functions registered with addOnLoad will *always* be called after the initial widget construction pass. It should be safe to reference widgets and manipulate their DOM here.

    3.) to allow arbitrary content matches, just say searchType="SUBSTRING" in your declaration. Other possible values are "STARTWORD" and "STARTSTRING" (the default).

    4.) we're working on some of the visual/behavioral bugs you noted in the post. Hopefully most of those patches will be landed in time for 0.3.1 which should be out sometime in the coming week.

    There are indeed a couple of places where the system needs to be improved, but in general where you think Dojo is lacking it just turns out to be a set of configuration issues.



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