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No Dropdown List control in SL2 Beta 2?!?

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  • ok so now that beta 2 is posted... Scott Guthrie says that the combobox didn't make it for Beta 2 but will be in the RTM. I have also read that the text box doesn't currently have the password mask support but it will by RTM.

    Saturday, June 07, 2008 2:21 AM

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  • And no password text box Super Angry.

    This is incredible! 

    Friday, June 06, 2008 12:59 AM
  • Are we sure the Textbox control won't take a mask character value for just such a purpose?  I really hope there is something for a password textbox, them implementation I'm using in my beta 1 app is just a bit sloppy.

    Friday, June 06, 2008 2:36 PM
  • It is still a beta for a reason...

    Friday, June 06, 2008 2:42 PM
  • Are we sure the Textbox control won't take a mask character value for just such a purpose?  I really hope there is something for a password textbox, them implementation I'm using in my beta 1 app is just a bit sloppy.

    There is nothing like that in Beta 2 documentation.

    Patrick 

    Friday, June 06, 2008 3:05 PM
  • It is still a beta for a reason...

     

    Bill, yes, but the roadmap says:

    5.       What would be the full and final set of controls that are expected to be included with Silverlight 2 - final release?

    The controls in Beta 2 will be the full set in the final release. You will be able to see that once Beta 2 comes out. 

     and

    7.       Is there going to be a big difference in terms of features/component model etc. in Silverlight 2 beta and final release (just like it is the case with 1.1 Alpha and 2.0 Beta)?
    There will be breaking changes between Beta 1 and Beta2 of Silverlight 2 but the changes will not be drastic between Beta2 and Final Release. You can expect almost similar feature set as with Beta2 which is expected to come out in the Month of May 2008.
     

     So there is almost no hope for a combo-box or a password text-box...

    Patrick

    Friday, June 06, 2008 3:09 PM
  • I can't answer this, but as soon as Scott Guthrie posts on his blog announcing Beta 2, I'd post a comment there asking about these 2 things, and he's very good about answering. Until then it's just idle speculation.

    Friday, June 06, 2008 3:14 PM
  • I can say something. Dropdown list is available in SL 2. I have created a dropdown list by adding the reference of liquid.dll to the silverlight project. Its free dll. After adding reference include  xmlns:liquid="clr-namespace:Liquid;assembly=Liquid"  to the xaml file and use the fillowing code:

    <liquid:DropDownList x:Name="drpApp" Width="195" Height="23" Canvas.Top="5" Canvas.Left="415" ItemSelected="drpApp_ItemSelected">

    <liquid:DropDownList.Items>

    <liquid:ListItem Key="1" Value="Option 1" />

    <liquid:ListItem Key="2" Value="Option 2" />

    <liquid:ListItem Key="3" Value="Option 3" />

    <liquid:ListItem Key="4" Value="Option 4" />

    </liquid:DropDownList.Items>

    </liquid:DropDownList>

    Saturday, June 07, 2008 2:13 AM
  • ok so now that beta 2 is posted... Scott Guthrie says that the combobox didn't make it for Beta 2 but will be in the RTM. I have also read that the text box doesn't currently have the password mask support but it will by RTM.

    Saturday, June 07, 2008 2:21 AM
  • These are important (and primitive) controls, and I can't wait till they arrive. NET team - send them along ASAP!

    Saturday, June 28, 2008 2:07 PM
  • I can't wait either. So I wrote one just so I can have something to use now. You can check out this code if you want:

    http://www.2shared.com/file/3743583/b72b0575/SilverlightComboBox.html

    Saturday, June 28, 2008 2:51 PM
  • Telerik is currently working on a CombBox control, but it is still in development. As a workaround you can use their menu which can easily become a read-only combobox

     http://www.telerik.com/demos/silverlight/#Examples/Menu/FirstLook

     

    Monday, June 30, 2008 2:52 AM
  • Hello

    i have added Liquid.dll in my project and craeted a dropdown list but at run time i m geting an error

    "Could not load file or assembly 'Liquid, Version=4.6.0.14350, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified."

    please tell me how to resolve this error.

    Thursday, July 31, 2008 6:33 AM
  • I am not able to import  liquid.dll into my Silverlight Application. Any help??

    Thanks,

    Reny

    Monday, August 11, 2008 11:02 AM
  • You copy it in client bin folder of ur project. and then include its reference.

     

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008 5:30 AM
  •  Hi SLAdapter,

    I tried using the combo box control that you have written.

    I built the assembly and added as reference.

    Then created the Cities list and  bind it to the combo box. I was not able to see the combo box.

    Was just seeing some static text in place of combo box and it crashes when i click on the text in  the function

    IsDropDownOpen(). 

     

    Do you have a sample plain app where you integrated this combo box? Am i missing anything?

    Thanks.

     

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008 3:14 PM
  • If you downloaded the code, you should have two projects under the solution. Set the SilverlightComboboxWeb as start project, SilverlightComboBoxTestPage.html as start page. Just hit f5 you should run the sample page I put together. It should have two dropdown lists on that page. That is the sample app. Page.Xaml is the start page.

    If not working, just try to remove Silverlight link from the web project and re-add it back.

     

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008 3:23 PM
  •  I did see there are two projects.

    I wanted to use this drop down in my app in Page.xaml.

    So i tried adding the silverlightcombobox.dll as a reference and creating the combobox control in my page.xaml.

    It was giving a static text as display output which i mentioned previously.

     

    The other thing that i tried was to copy the combobox.cs, combobox.cs, position.cs, generic.xaml and app.xaml into my new proj.

    And tried the above mentioned steps to add the control. The result was same. So i was checking how to reuse your control in separate page.xaml?

    Thanks,

    Santosh Jami

     

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008 3:36 PM
  • Yes, check the Page.Xaml. Copy the xaml from my Page.xaml to your page.You can just add silverlightcombobox project to your silverlight project references. If you make my silverlightcombobox as a library dll, you need to take off the App.xaml, but you need to first copy the App.xaml styles definition to your Silverlight project app.xaml. Otherwise, you are missing some styles.

     

     

     

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008 4:05 PM
  • How do i get Liquid.dll

    Friday, November 28, 2008 8:16 AM
  • Hi

    Just log in www.vectorlight.net and register you can get the latest dll.The latest release of vectorlight doesnt support dropdownlist.Silverlight 2 has got combobox.May be u can use it.

    Thanks.

    Monday, December 01, 2008 1:39 AM
  • I took the dll(Liquid.dll). using that im working with RichTextbox. RichTextBox1.Text= str; where str contains this text.

    <div class=ExternalClass1BFED6FA30964C1FA9A58F79197A95CC><p>The Microsoft .NET Framework is an integrated and managed environment for the development and execution of your code. This lesson is an introduction to the .NET Framework, the philosophy behind it, and how it works.</p> <p>After this lesson, you will be able to<img style="width:92px;height:48px" height=72 alt="" src="/sites/DeeptiSite/Pictures/blue.jpg" width=117><br>• Describe the elements of the .NET Framework<br>• Describe the parts of an assembly and identify what is contained in each part<br>• Describe how a .NET application is compiled and executed<br>Estimated lesson time: 20 minutes<br>Overview of the .NET Framework<br></p></div>

    But finally it should display like this (in RichTexBox)

    The Microsoft .NET Framework is an integrated and managed environment for the development and execution of your code. This lesson is an introduction to the .NET Framework, the philosophy behind it, and how it works.

    After this lesson, you will be able to
    • Describe the elements of the .NET Framework
    • Describe the parts of an assembly and identify what is contained in each part
    • Describe how a .NET application is compiled and executed
    Estimated lesson time: 20 minutes
    Overview of the .NET Framework

     


     

    Monday, December 01, 2008 4:01 AM