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Bug 237203

Summary: canEditAsText=FALSE is ignored in ComboInplaceEditor
Product: platform Reporter: michael.kuettner
Component: Property EditorsAssignee: Stanislav Aubrecht <saubrecht>
Status: RESOLVED FIXED QA Contact: issues <issues.netbeans.org>
Priority: P3    
Version: 7.3.1   
Target Milestone: 8.0   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Windows XP   
Whiteboard:
Issue Type: DEFECT Exception Report:
Attachments: Small demo application to reproduce behavior

Description michael.kuettner 2013-10-16 14:23:15 UTC
Created attachment 141158 [details]
Small demo application to reproduce behavior

In my application i have a special String property that is displayed inside an OutlineView.
The value of this property shoud be selected by a Combobox.
The user should not be allowed to enter any undefined text.

So i tried to set "canEditAsText" to Boolean.FALSE for this property. But this has no effect in ComboInplaceEditor (that is automatically used to edit this property),
because ComboInplaceEditor has a build in auto-complete-mechanism that sets the combobox to be editable.
See connect(PropertyEditor pe, PropertyEnv env) method of ComboInplaceEditor:
...
  setEditable(editable || isAutoComplete);
...

ComboInplaceEditor seems to take care of this auto-complete-mechanism in its getValue() method.
But if the user enters any text that is not contained in the Combobox (selItem == -1) and strictAutoCompleteMatching == true then getSelectedItem() is returned.
Which again contains the user entered text!

See attachment for a small demo application.
Comment 1 Stanislav Aubrecht 2013-10-21 13:56:10 UTC
core-main e8e0615257ca

Thanks for the sample code!
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