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ComboBox.StaysOpenOnEdit Property

Gets or sets whether a ComboBox that is open and displays a drop-down control will remain open when a user clicks the TextBox.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

public bool StaysOpenOnEdit { get; set; }
<object StaysOpenOnEdit="bool" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true to keep the drop-down control open when the user clicks on the text area to start editing; otherwise, false. The default is false.

Identifier field

StaysOpenOnEditProperty

Metadata properties set to true

None

This example shows how to use the StaysOpenOnEdit property to create a combo box whose drop-down control stays open while the user enters information into the text box.

<ComboBox Name="cb" Margin="10,10,3,3" Width="200" Height="30" Grid.Column="0" Grid.Row="2"         
          ItemsSource="{StaticResource myCities}" Text="My Cities"
          IsEditable="true"  IsReadOnly="true" 
          IsDropDownOpen="True" StaysOpenOnEdit="True">
</ComboBox>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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