Subject Re: [IBO] Timeout for search
Author Rick Roen
Yes, I used the TIB_Listbox control in association with a TIB_Edit
control to do a search for items in an order entry form. The
TIB_Listbox control did not respond to any settings on the timeout
in the TIB_Query, so now I have converted over to the TIB_LookupList
which does respond with the settings you mentioned.

I'm not sure if this is a bug in the TIB_Listbox control, but the
timeout seems to be hard-coded without regard to the settings in the
associated DataSet, and like you mentioned there is no property to



--- In, Helen Borrie <helebor@t...> wrote:
> At 11:28 PM 12/05/2005 +0000, you wrote:
> >I'm trying to find the property that controls the timeout that
> >triggers a new search when in search mode.
> >
> >I have a TIB_Listbox that I am searching through a list of item
> >using an incremental search, so for example when the user
presses "T"
> >it will go to the first "T???" item, then the user presses "O"
and the
> >first "TO??" item is located and so on. My problem is the timeout
> >where the accumulated search string, i.e. "TO" is so short that
> >user has to type fast to get more than a few letters into the
> >string before it clears itself.
> Increase the IncSearchKeyInt value of the dataset. It represents
> number of milliseconds that will elapse before the search key is
> and the characters will start being added to a new key.
> Some controls have the AllowTimeout property which can be set
False to
> disable timeout on the searchkey entry altogether. It's not
available in
> TIB_Listbox, though.
> >Also can I enter letters into this search string? I have an edit
> >that brings up the list box so when the user types a letter into
> >edit box it brings up the list box for searching. I would like to
> >start the listbox search with the user typed letter.
> I'm not quite "with" this idea. TIB_ListBox is a data-aware
control that
> is bound to a dataset column. Do you mean that you want to keep
> invisible unless the user types a letter into a TIB_Edit that is
linked to
> the same column? Or what? I'm wondering whether you are using
the right
> control for what you want to achieve. Have you looked at
> TIB_LookupList? It *does* have AllowTimeout...
> Helen