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Searchable Drop-Down control

It'd be great to have a filterable/searchable dropdown. This tend to become necessairy when your dropdown list gets longer than 10-20 items.

 

drop-down-list-with-search-jquery.png

A similar behaviour can be done with a seperate search box... but from a UI standpoint, this isn't as elegant as it tends to take a lot of screen real-estate.

 

A first step would be to let the dropdown read the keystrokes so it position itself to the proper item.

Status: Completed
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Anonymous
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I would love to see this idea be implemented.

 

I have been looking for an easy way to have a dropdown control tied to Office365Users to be able to select a name based on searching. This is available in PowerApps if your connected to a Sharepoint list and the field is a people picker. so why not be able to create our own?

 

I have searched the forums and so far have only been able to find some methods by way of a text input tied to a browse gallery, and a text.selected field. (not visually appealing and not a user experience that most would be used to)

 

I am new to PowerApps so if there is a way please let me know. and promote (vote) this idea if not!

 

 

Level: Powered On

Like SoniK said, this is built-in in some way already.  Expose it to other dropdowns!  This would help tremendously.

Level 10

Have you tried the combobox?

Level: Powered On

Yep! Combobox I assume was added more recently and works for my needs.

PowerApps Staff

That's correct, the new Combo box control should address all your needs.  Note that searching can be disabled optionally, and that this control supports single and multi-select modes.

 

Also the View selection, Edit selection, View multiselect and Edit multiselect data cards make use of the Combo box control in forms, and all can have searching enabled.

 

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PowerApps Staff
Status changed to: Completed
 
Level 8

I would like to use a combo box for filtering.  I have a variable with the items i would like available in the drop down.  Additionally, I would like the user to be able to search by typing in the box also.  

  1. Is it possible
  2. if so, how do I acheive this
Level 10

Hi Tianaranjo, yes this is very possible.

 

Specify the items:

 

Because the items are just an array, the search fields will be value:

 

And there you go:

Please let me know if you don't come right. To do this with Office365users to create a nice address lookup require one or two additional steps, but nothing too scary.

Level 8

@Dawidvh -

 

Thank you Dawidvh.  However, your pictures did not load properly.  will you please reattach so I can try your solution?  Thank you! 

Level 10

Specify the items:

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Because the items are just an array, the search fields will be "Value":

2018-02-01_09-41-33.png

 

And there you go, the combobox is rocking:

2018-02-01_09-42-00.png

 

Please let me know if you don't come right. To do this with Office365users to create a nice address lookup require one or two additional steps, but nothing too scary.