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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: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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