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Open the ComboBox When onfocus Is Triggered

Environment

Product Progress Kendo UI ComboBox for jQuery
Operating System Windows 10 64bit
Visual Studio version Visual Studio 2017
Preferred Language JavaScript

Description

How can I make the dropdown list of a Kendo UI ComboBox open when the user triggers the onfocus event?

Solution

The following example demonstrates how to achieve the desired scenario.

  <div id="example">
    <div class="demo-section k-header">
      <h4>Fabrics</h4>
      <input id="fabric" style="width: 400px" />
    </div>
    <script>
    $(document).ready(function() {
        $("#fabric").kendoComboBox({
            dataTextField: "text",
            dataValueField: "value",
            dataSource: [
                { text: "Cotton", value: "1" },
                { text: "Polyester", value: "2" },
                { text: "Cotton/Polyester", value: "3" },
                { text: "Rib Knit", value: "4" }
            ]
        });
    });
    </script>

    <script>
      //Open on focus logic
      $(function() {
        $("[data-role=combobox]").each(function() {
          var widget = $(this).getKendoComboBox();
          widget.input.on("focus", function() {
                widget.open();
          });
        });
      });
    </script>
  </div>

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