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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. This is a dependency property.

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>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0
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