[REVIEW REQUEST] Add text property to ComboBox

Jonathan Giles jonathan.giles at oracle.com
Tue Mar 13 23:19:28 PDT 2012

Yes, the text value would be set on every keystroke - it would be bound 
to the text property on TextField, which works in precisely this manner.

Also, you're correct, the text property would only be useful in edit 
mode. In non-edit mode the property will never change.

-- Jonathan

On 14/03/2012 7:17 p.m., Tom Eugelink wrote:
> So this is a feature for edit mode only. When would the property be 
> set? On every keystroke?
> Tom
> On 2012-03-14 01:53, Jonathan Giles wrote:
>> Hi all (yet again),
>> A quick one this time: http://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-19589
>> I'm wanting to add a text property to ComboBox, to allow for people 
>> to easily set the text in the ComboBox without committing it to being 
>> a value. More importantly, this also allows for developers to extract 
>> the content of the ComboBox TextField without having to have 
>> end-users press the Enter key to commit the text into the value 
>> property.
>> Without this end users who want to support Enter-less committing of 
>> content have to reach into the ComboBox skin, which is not 
>> particularly pleasant.
>> Any thoughts?

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