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Bug 11180 - Allow for comboboxes
Allow for comboboxes
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
SemanticForms (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Yaron Koren
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Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2007-09-04 18:59 UTC by Yaron Koren
Modified: 2010-08-23 22:50 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Yaron Koren 2007-09-04 18:59:03 UTC
Fields that autocomplete should be representable with a combobox, instead of just a standard autocompleting input - the difference is that, in a combobox, the user can also see all the available values through a dropdown. A combobox should probably be the default option, and maybe the only option, for autocompletion fields. The best Javascript library to handle this might be Ext; here's a demo for their combobox widget:

http://extjs.com/deploy/ext/examples/form/combos.html
Comment 1 Leonardo 2007-09-04 23:06:04 UTC
Hi all. I really would like to see Combobox  fields, but would like to see this with some new features.
1- For autocompleting i would like to see an additional option. We could have by category as it's already implemented and we could have by: the values already added in other articles.
Example: I go to forms and in the field Country i add USA and save the article. So next time i go to forms, in the field Country, I'll see USA value in Combobox field.
2- I would like too see check combobox too likew this example:http://www.scbr.com/docs/products/dhtmlxCombo/samples/combo_options.html

Comment 2 Leonardo 2007-09-04 23:26:35 UTC
Why i think 1 and 2 requests useful?
Request 1 = All time i want to see all values i have in specific field. So this is a very easy way to know this. Anyone knows an easier way?
A good example how this would help: I have a form called: News. In the News form i have the field "Subject"  I have many articles with attribute Subject with different values like: [[Subject:=tourism]] [[Subject:=War]] [[Subject:=Iraq]] [[Subject:=Economy]]...
So if i go to Form News, in the field Subject I'll see all this values. So i can tag with existed values, and if the value i want doesn't exist i just add it. And as i told you before, the new value i add now, will appear next time in Subject combobox check field when i go to add a new data on News form again.
Request 2 = The check combobox will add an option for example to tag a news article with many subjects.
Comment 3 Joel Natividad 2009-11-04 14:55:00 UTC
Folks,
Per Stephan Gambke, the developer of Semantic Form Inputs (http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Semantic_Forms_Inputs), comboboxes are under development (check svn trunk head).

You may want to help with the effort to get it released sooner than later.
Comment 4 Yaron Koren 2010-08-23 22:50:51 UTC
The 'combobox' input type was finally added to Semantic Forms in version 2.0.

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