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    ipad listbox to trigger ipad keyboard on filling

    Asked by fabglobal on February 19, 2014 at 02:18 AM

    Is there a way for the ipad when i fill in a listbox that the keyboard appaers?

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    Answered by EltonCris on February 19, 2014 at 03:40 AM


    When you say listbox, are you referring to the dropdown field? There is nothing to typed in on this field because options are defined so instead you select it on the list. This is the reason why keyboard does not appear. You may use Auto Complete Tool instead, it's under Widgets.


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    Answered by fabglobal on February 19, 2014 at 04:23 AM



    I also tried the auto complete, but the problem is that you can type anything, also what is not in the list.

    If you have a solution for this, that would be great

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    Answered by EltonCris on February 19, 2014 at 04:46 AM


    You have to define the list options on the autocomplete field settings under "Items" found on the top toolbar.


    Sorry but I really don't understand how you're able to fill manually on the listbox? Are you referring to a certain widget not a dropdown field? Please let us know so we can check.


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    Answered by fabglobal on February 19, 2014 at 05:15 AM



    You must try to type in something that is not in your list, you can type anything. Please try.


    this is my list, you can type anything ex. hasselt


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    Answered by ashwin_d on February 19, 2014 at 07:13 AM

    Hello fabglobal,

    Upon checking your form, I found that you are using an auto complete field which allows you to type anything you want. It just tries to auto complete from the list of items you have set.

    If you want to restrict your user from input, you should actually add a normal dropdown field or dropdown widget in your form and see if that suits your requirement.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by fabglobal on February 19, 2014 at 07:16 AM



    The problem is that the dropdown list has 2800 items and on ipad you can only scroll, verry annoing if you have a word that begins with Z

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    Answered by KadeJM on February 19, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Since you mentioned you have 2800 items I believe the autocomplete which my colleague originally mentioned would still be best due to that factor. 

    I noticed you stated the following " this is my list, you can type anything ex. hasselt " and I am under the impression that with " ex. hasselt " you may have meant EXCEPT " hassalt " maybe? I'm guessing when you type in Hasselt on your end that this is not workin based on what you said? Is that tree or if not then what exactly did you mean by that? If it is then what exactly are you doing that it is not letting you type this? Can you explain more so we can look into this deeper.

    I don't have an iPad but I do have an iPhone and I know they work very similar on the same iOS. Usually any problems experienced on iPads will also often be on the iPhone as well. Anyhow, I double-checked on this using your test form and it worked on my end during typing. This makes me wonder if the iPad is possibly trying to autocorrect you and not select it or maybe you've incorrectly typed this? Can you try again on your end?

    What iOS Version to you have? And what Mobile Browser are you using?

    My iPhone 4S (iOS 7.0.4) Screenshot:



    iPad Emu Screenshot: