How Do I Bind a Database to a WebFX Combo Box Control?
Before you start, make sure you download the WebFX Combobox first. Next, unpack the archive and move the files ComboBox.css and ComboBox.js to a folder in your Web site. Next, create a new ASP file called Combobox.asp. You can choose any location for the files you want, but this snippet assumes that all three files are located in the same folder.
You'll also need a database with at least one table that contains the data that you want to add to the drop-down. In this code example, I am using a table called Countries. Each country has an ID (its ISO code) and a Description. The ID is used as the value attribute for each option, while the Description is used as the visible part in the drop-down control. The article assumes that the database is placed in the same folder as well, so be sure to change the path that is passed to Server.MapPath if you decide to move your database.
The following code demonstrates how to bind the smart Combo Box to a recordset. Please note that I am not responsible or taking credit for the Combo Box control. This article just demonstrates how to use the Combo Box in combinations with a database. Contact WebFX for more information about the Combo Box control.
Simply copy the text below and paste it in the document ComboBox.asp.
Open the page in your browser, click the Combo Box and then type in Net. As soon as you start typing letters, you'll see the list of countries being limited to those starting with the letters you have typed. Once you typed Net, the list will look like this:
Figure 1: The Combobox in action
You can see the full code of the example here.
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(The code download just contains the database and the .asp file. For the code for the ComboxBox, please check out the WebFX site.
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