Shobhit Samaria

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Right Align the drop down of the Flex DropDownList/ComboBox

In the previous post, I have tried to play around with the width of the drop down popup of the Flex DropDownList. An interesting observation is that the drop down is always aligned to the left edge of the open button of the DropDownList. Now it could be a requirement to open it aligned to the right edge or even centered with respect to the open button. So how to achieve that?

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Auto Expand the width of drop down popup of Flex Spark DropDownList / ComboBox

I am pretty sure many people would have run into this kind of requirement many times. The problem is that when using the Spark controls like the DropDownList, the actual drop down that displays the list of options is defaulted to the width of the DropDownList component. If the length of options are greater than the width of the component, then a horizontal scroll bar appears automatically. Now, horizontal scroll bars are a bit of pain and never look good on a GUI. However, there is a very easy way in which the DropDownList can be made to auto expand to the length of the options it displays. Read More