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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();
    }
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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