1. mike S
  2. Beta Testing
  3. Thursday, 18 May 2023 15:32 PM UTC

edit mode means you can enter crap and the datawindow will accept it.  if that is off, the datawindow will not allow crap.


the autocomplete should work with editmode OFF as well as on.   The most typical use case is that there is a list of potentially hundreds of options and rather than code the verification in itemchanged, only allow the user to select one of the drop down options.



Kai Zhao @Appeon Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Friday, 19 May 2023 01:28 AM UTC
  2. Beta Testing
  3. # 1

Hi Mike,

When AllowEdit is set to No by default, the column ignores the AutoCompleteMode property and the option list never displays. You can find this information in PowerBuilder online help.

For non-editable fields, when you input, it will select the matched data automatically, which has always been its behavior and it’s quite convenient. The respective field becoming temporarily editable and after selection becoming non-editable again can easily cause other problems. As you know, datawindow is a very complicated object, so we decided not to change the behavior of non-editable fields. Hope you can understand.


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