ComboBox typing selects item when focused.
If a combobox has focus and the user types, then the first item beginning with that character should be selected.
Silverlight 4 ComboBox is broken - anyone who argues otherwise hasn't built a proper Silverlight application using the ComboBox (and MVVM) with real typical end-users.
Related SL4 ComboBox woes here: http://dotnet.uservoice.com/forums/4325-silverlight-feature-suggestions/suggestions/1273023
Silverlight 5 is no better if the most basic of UI functionality isn't implemented properly!
@MartinKirk Dude, understand the request before coming off all holier than thou. We don't want an auto-complete textbox. When want to be able to click 'N' on a combo-box and scroll through North Dakota, Nevada, Nebraska, etc, etc. You know, like every other combo box EVER IMPLEMENTED.
Yes please! It should behave like a browser's select control.
Martin Kirk commented
Silverlight Toolkit exists... USE IT...
Patrick, I didn't think it was possible for the ComboBox to be even more broken than it already is. To the good folks at Microsoft, the ComboBox is one of the most important standard controls, please give it to a coder that has actually used a computer.
To Jack Bond: this works only if the combo box is closed: When it is open, you don't receive the KeyDown event.
You can implement this yourself by overriding the KeyDown event, but it's a complete mystery to me why this wasn't implemented as the default behavior.
Eric Kaufman commented
This would be huge.