ComboBox.OnSelectionChangeCommitted Method

Raises the SelectionChangeCommitted event.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

protected virtual void OnSelectionChangeCommitted(
	EventArgs e
)

Parameters

e
Type: System.EventArgs
An EventArgs that contains the event data.

SelectionChangeCommitted is raised only when the user changes the combo box selection. Do not use SelectedIndexChanged or SelectedValueChanged to capture user changes, because those events are also raised when the selection changes programmatically. This event is also raised when you set SelectedIndex.

Raising an event invokes the event handler through a delegate. For more information, see Raising an Event.

The OnSelectionChangeCommitted method also allows derived classes to handle the event without attaching a delegate. This is the preferred technique for handling the event in a derived class.

Notes to Inheritors

When overriding OnSelectionChangeCommitted in a derived class, be sure to call the base class's OnSelectionChangeCommitted method so that registered delegates receive the event.

The following code example uses the SelectionChangeCommitted event and the SelectionLength property to change the length of the text box depending on what the user has selected and committed.


private void comboBox1_SelectionChangeCommitted(object sender, EventArgs e)
{

    ComboBox senderComboBox = (ComboBox) sender;

    // Change the length of the text box depending on what the user has 
    // selected and committed using the SelectionLength property.
    if (senderComboBox.SelectionLength > 0)
    {
        textbox1.Width = 
            senderComboBox.SelectedItem.ToString().Length *
            ((int) this.textbox1.Font.SizeInPoints);
        textbox1.Text = senderComboBox.SelectedItem.ToString();
    }
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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