Silverlight ComboBox Overview

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The Telerik UI for Silverlight RadComboBox is not just another drop-down list control. The control has a number of advanced features such as several edit modes, autocomplete, filtering, a rich event and programming model, as well as full customization capabilities.

Figure 1: RadComboBox in different modes

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The list below describes several of the top-of-the-line features of the Telerik UI for Silverlight RadComboBox control:

  • Editable mode: You can make the RadComboBox editable, allowing the user to type in its text box, or non-editable, where the text box is hidden. In addition, you could make the text box read-only, in order to keep the editable look, but prevent the user from typing. Read more

  • Autocomplete: In editable mode, the RadComboBox can autocomplete the text that the user is typing with the text of the first matching item. In non-editable mode, the first matching item is highlighted while the user is typing. Read more

  • Filtering: The user can filter the RadComboBox items in order to easily find what they are searching for. You can configure RadComboBox to filter the items that start with the specified text, or the items that contain the specified text. Read more

  • Rich programming model: The rich programming model of the RadComboBox control allows you to entirely manipulate the control from the code behind. For example you can add/remove or enable/disable items in the RadComboBox control. Read more

  • Silverlight/WPF code compatibility: The RadComboBox shares a single codebase with its WPF counterpart. This means that you can achieve close to 100% code reuse for your RadComboBox logic if you have parallel Silverlight/WPF development.

  • Expression Blend support: All controls from the UI for Silverlight suite can be easily customized using Expression Blend.

  • Keyboard support: RadComboBox supports several keyboard shortcuts for performing most common tasks. Read more

  • Codeless test automation for RadComboBox: You can record, execute and debug functional tests for the controls from the UI for Silverlight suite without leaving the familiar Visual Studio environment. Progress® Test Studio® is an advanced click and play web application testing tool specialized for automating both AJAX and Silverlight applications. Telerik Test Studio ships with special translators for Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX and Telerik UI for Silverlight.

You can find a number of helpful examples in the UI for Silverlight Controls Examples application and SDK Samples Browser.

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