5.20203.748
5.20203.748

MultiColumn ComboBox

By default, ComboBox displays one item per row in its drop-down list.

If you have many short items, you may want to display multiple columns in the drop-down to use the screen real estate economically. You can accomplish this with a little CSS and the dropDownCssClass property. Or if the items are complex objects, you may want to render a single item per row, but with additional detail, as in the case of a table or grid. You can accomplish this with the formatItem event and headerPath property.

The example below demonstrates two ComboBox controls, one displaying multiple columns using a CSS class and the other displaying multiple columns to display the details in table style.

ComboBox ComboBox

HTML
  <label for="theComboCSS">Three Columns:</label>
  <div id="theComboCSS"></div>
 <br/>
  <label for="theComboTable">Table-Style:</label>
  <div id="theComboTable"></div>
CSS
.cb-flex {
  display: flex;
  flex-wrap: wrap;
  width: 380px;
}
  .cb-flex .wj-listbox-item {
    width: 120px;
    white-space: pre;
    overflow: hidden;
    text-overflow: ellipsis;
  }

.wj-listbox-item table {
  table-layout: fixed;
}
.wj-listbox-item td {
  width: 120px;
  white-space: pre;
  overflow: hidden;
  text-overflow: ellipsis;
}
.wj-listbox-item td.number {
  width: 80px;
  text-align: right;
}
Javascript
import * as wijmo from '@grapecity/wijmo';
import * as input from '@grapecity/wijmo.input';
import { getData } from './data';

function init() {

    // multi-column CSS
    let theComboCSS = new input.ComboBox('#theComboCSS', {
        dropDownCssClass: 'cb-flex',
        displayMemberPath: 'country',
        itemsSource: getData()
    });
    //
    // multi-column table-style
    let template = '<table><tr>' +
        '<td>{country}</td>' +
        '<td class="number" title="GDP (million US$/year)">{gdpm:c0}</td>' +
        '<td class="number" title="Population (thousands)">{popk:n0}</td>' +
        '<td class="number" title="GDP/cap (US$/person/year)">{gdpcap:c0}</td>' +
        '</tr></table>';
    //
    let theComboTable = new input.ComboBox('#theComboTable', {
        headerPath: 'country',
        displayMemberPath: 'country',
        formatItem: (sender, e) => {
            e.item.innerHTML = wijmo.format(template, e.data);
        },
        itemsSource: getData()
    });
}