Silverlight 5 ComboBox Problem - by Calvin Lam

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  Won't Fix<br /><br />
		Due to several factors the product team decided to focus its efforts on other items.<br /><br />
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ID 715111 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 12/21/2011 6:51:24 PM
Access Restriction Public


I try to bind 4000 items to a comboBox, when I click on the comboBox, it hangs for several seconds for the binding, so I change to use VirtualizationStackPanel as the ItemsPanel of the comboBox, now the speed is fast but when I select one of the item, afterwards, I scroll the bar to top or bottom, I just can see several records around the selected item. But I cannot scroll to find more than that. Thanks~
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Posted by Microsoft on 7/2/2013 at 11:36 AM
Thanks for your feedback!

We have reviewed this issue, and unfortunately are not able to address it in the currently released version of Silverlight.

Silverlight team
Posted by Calvin Lam on 1/9/2012 at 11:26 PM
I find out more problems on it and also some alternative solution

1. Same as my previous situation, 4000 items are required for data binding
2. Use VirtualizationStackPanel as ItemsPanel for facilitate the data binding
3. The scrollbar cannot be scrolled properly while there is an item selected before

There is an alternative solution by defining ItemTemplate, the scrollbar will become better operational, but still have some problems, the highlighted item will popped when you are scrolling the scrollbar

4. Define ItemTemplate rather than using DisplayMemberPath
5. After defining ItemTemplate, the Searching function on ComboBox is becoming dysfunctional
6. Set TextSearch.TextPath= on ComboBox for activate the Searching function again

Everything will seems right at this moment, one last problem is
7. When you click on the ComboBox
8. The DropDownList is opened
9. Type something to Search
10. The item should be searhable but the hightlight color is disappeared
11. User cannot easily recognize the ComboBox is already selected the value he wants

Hopefully, there will have a solution in the near future coz ComboBox is really important control in Silverlight

Thanks for your team effort.
Posted by EricLeong [Feedback Moderator] on 12/22/2011 at 1:02 AM
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Posted by MS-Moderator01 on 12/21/2011 at 7:45 PM
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