I hope somebody can help us with some ideas on “Autocomplete Combodyn” boxes using Crossvision Application designer.
We have a box (Combodyn) where a user must enter the name of a town. Currently, we have the alphabet listed below the box, where a user can click on a letter (first character of the town name). A list is then brought back from a mainframe service in a dynamic array. You only know this is complete once the hourglass icon disappears (no town name automatically appears in the combodyn box). You then have to click in the box to see the list, and can type the name to position within the list).
This all seems cumbersome and we are really hoping for something a little more user friendly than this. Ideally, we’d like to start typing within the combodyn box, and let’s say, after typing three characters and a certain delay, the service will be called to bring back town names starting with the same first character, positioning according to what was typed.
Any ideas to improve on what we came up with?