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Choose from list example

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I was wondering if anyone has a C# or VB.NET example of how to add a choose list icon to an edit text field. I also want the text field to allow for the tabbing functionality. (Hit tab and open lookup form).

I am using the 2004 SDK.

I have found some posts referencing this but no good examples.

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Active Contributor
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Hi Laura!

i havn't an example, but i know two decisions:

<b>1.</b> develop ActiveX obj for your purpose


<b>2.</b> put on form a comboBox, and put edittext <b>over</b> comboBox - so you'll get a needed control. in this case you will have to implement all logic to manage edittext/comboBox events

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A choose form list object will be presented in the 2005SDK... And it works with TAB automatically...

AS for the chooselist-button it not published to the sdk yet, but you kan make a normal button and make it an image-button...

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I thought I would post some of my code for this in case any one else is trying to do the same thing. This code is in no way complete but it should give u an idea of what you need to do. Thanks so much to Felipe Ortega Aguilar for all his help and sample code. Hopefully this example will help anyone who tries to create this functionality using the 2004 SDK. As others have mentioned this object is available in 2005.

(I saved the SAP choose item form via XML and then tweaked it to create my choose item form)

Step 1 - You add a image button to your form either through screen painter or via xml.

Step 2- Handle the click event for this image button in your form to open your choose item form.

If pVal.EventType =  SAPbouiCOM.BoEventTypes.et_ITEM_PRESSED And pVal.BeforeAction = False Then
If pVal.ItemUID = "Icon1" Then
       l_gui = B1_Application.Forms.ActiveForm.UniqueID()
End If

Step 3 - Load data into choose item form

m_Form2 = B1_Application.Forms.Item(a_formuid)
        'Set DBDataSources
        oDBDataSource = m_Form2.DataSources.DBDataSources.Add("OCRD")
        'Bind Data to Matrix
        oMatrix = m_Form2.Items.Item("Matrix2").Specific
        oColumns = oMatrix.Columns
        oColumn = oColumns.Item("Col1")
        oColumn.DataBind.SetBound(True, "OCRD", "CardCode")
        oColumn = oColumns.Item("Col2")
        oColumn.DataBind.SetBound(True, "OCRD", "CardName")
        oMatrix.SelectionMode =   SAPbouiCOM.BoMatrixSelect.ms_Single

Step 4 - Code your choose item form to handle click events on the matrix and update button.

Other Notes:

If you wanted to add a linked object (gold arrow) to the edit text you are using here is some sample code for that:


<item AffectsFormMode="1" backcolor="-1" description="" disp_desc="0" enabled="1" font_size="0" forecolor="-1" from_pane="0" height="16" left="89" linkto="EditCode" right_just="0" supp_zeros="0" tab_order="0" text_style="0" to_pane="0" top="17" type="116" uid="BPlink" visible="1" width="23">
  <AutoManagedAttribute /> 
  <specific linkedObject="2" /> 


' Linked Button

oItem = oForm.Items.Add("BPLink", SAPbouiCOM.BoFormItemTypes.it_LINKED_BUTTON)

oItem.Left = 53

oItem.Top = 10

oItem.LinkTo = "EditCode"

oItem.Visible = True

oLinked = oItem.Specific

oLinked.LinkedObject = SAPbouiCOM.BoLinkedObject.lf_BusinessPartner

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Active Contributor
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Hi Laura!

when i was writing my previous post i thought that you wanted to implement lookup-edittext - it is a combination

of EditText and ComboBox - you can put some text in field

and you can also choose textvalue from list.

if anyone have already implemented what i am talking

about, please tell or share your thoughts, was it too difficult and was there

any troubles?

gurus from SAP, are you going to expose that UI-object

in future versions?


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Product and Topic Expert
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The ChooseFromList functionality is available in the 2005 version.

After assigning it to an EditBox everything is done automatically. You can even put a filter to show only some of the records of the object you link with.