Friday, October 4, 2013
Update to a custom lookup editor for working with referenced properties via a simple drop down list
I have just updated one of my Code Examples that shows how to work with referenced properties via a simple drop down list instead of the standard LookupPropertyEditor. Technically, I built a custom WinForms Property Editor that is based on the LookUpEdit control from our XtraEditors library. This is what it looks like:
Today in addition to some minor refactorings and bug fixes, I added a button that enables you to open the associated record directly from the editor + localizable tooltips for other editor buttons.
BTW, I think that a similar feature would be helpful for the built-in LookupPropertyEditor, since it is more visible to end-users than a magic Control+Shift+mouse click shortcut. Plus, a similar feature already exists in the Web version.
Feel free to download this update, report bugs (if any) and let me know your other thoughts on this.