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Re: [birt-dev] BIRT Combo and List box

Although changing the behaviour of BIRT would effect our current users, it seems to me going
forward we would want to change the behaviour to be more in line with the accepted definition of
what these GUI items represent.
I believe that as we have more and more users of BIRT it would be better not to surprise them and
have them learn a different definition.  If we changed it now it would effect fewer people overall
in the end.

(Excuse me if another response comes through from me.  I used the wrong email account the first
time I responded and it is awaiting moderation.)

--- Yu Li <yli@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> The definitions for combo box and list box from Wikipedia is:
> combo box is a combination of a drop-down list or list box and a
> single-line textbox, allowing the user to type a value directly into the
> control as well as being able to pick from the list of existing options.
> A list box allows the user to select one or more items from a list
> contained within a static, multiple line text box.
> Currently, BIRT has the opposite definition. Since we have this for long
> time and probably users are all used to this,  how many feel BIRT needs
> to change the combo and list box behavior?
>  Thanks!
> Ivy 
> Actuate Software ShangHai center.
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