How to add a combo box with runtime generated items to a Dialog object.

Combo boxes in Dialogs are added by adding a DialogField object with the type of an enum. The enum is then controlling what items you can pick from the combo box.

But sometimes you may need to add a combo box with run time generated item and you of course don't have an enum for those. The Dialog framework won't really allow you to do that - it insists on getting the type of an enum.

Usually I solve this by creating a form to use as dialog in stead, but yesterday it occured to me that I could add a combo box the way Dialog likes it and then 'hijack' the form control object and modify it to my needs.

So I add a DialogField with the type of any enum, except NoYes, which makes Dialog create the combo box control and then I get hold of the control and modify its properties. The NoYes enum won't work becasue it'll make Dialog add a check box and not a combo box.

Here's an example:

static void comboBoxHiJacker(Args _args)
Dialog dialog = new Dialog();
DialogField dialogField;
FormBuildComboBoxControl formComboBoxControl;

    // Any enum, except NoYes, will do.
dialogField = dialog.addField(typeId(ABC));

    formComboBoxControl = dialogField.control();

    formComboBoxControl.label("My combo box");


formComboBoxControl.text("Item 1");

formComboBoxControl.text("Item 2");

formComboBoxControl.text("Item 3");;


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