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Make a Combo Box look like a Text Box

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 08, 2010    Points: 0   Category :WPF
 

Hello, I'm new to WPF and I'm struggling to find a solution for my application. I have a group of four combo boxes. I would like them to appear as a text box until the combo box either captures a mouse over or has focus. Of course when the combo box appears via a trigger the data in the text box should be found in the combo box and displayed. I suppose an alternative solution would be to have the drop down icon appear and disappear based on the focus of the text box either via a mouse over or a focus event. At any rate the goal I'm looking for is a cleaner appearance on my form by displaying the data in a combo box without the drop down indicator of a combo box i.e. more like a simple text box, yet with the ease of use and selectable choices that a combo box provides. Eventually the combo box will be bound.

 

G.

VS 2010 c# .Net 3.5(I have to use the 3.5 framework)

Here is what I have so far...

<UserControl . . .

    <UserControl.Resources>
      <Style x:Key="cboYellow" TargetType="{x:Type ComboBox}">
        <Setter Property="HorizontalAlignment" Value="Left"/>
        <Setter Property="VerticalAlignment" Value="Top"


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