Delete Vendor?

Elizabeth Dodd edodd at
Tue Dec 9 03:22:23 CST 2003

On Tue, 9 Dec 2003 14:12, you wrote:
> Liz,
> Elizabeth Dodd <edodd at> writes:
> > the phrase wheel is a device for autofilling boxes, here people's names
> > and medical diagnoses, of which there are thousands (we have about 19,000
> > people on our surgery list). you type in the first letter(s) and then it
> > sends to the backend to get the short list of choices. the speed can be
> > modified, so a slow typist will have it slow and a faster typist faster,
> > or it can be (hopefully) modified not to start a lookup until I press
> > enter.
> > then there will be a drop down box of your short list of choices.
> Thank you for this description.  It is something that I had in mind --
> basically instead of just having the 'search' button, you'd be able to
> type directly into the Entry.  If you type into the entry and try to
> exit (hit return, or tab), it would run a query and try to complete
> the text and pop up a list of solutions (I'm not sure if this should
> be a combo-box-style popup or an actual search-dialog-style popup).
> The other idea I had was to make the Entry be a combo box and only put
> the cached entries in the box.  For XML this would be everything.  For
> SQL it would be only those items already "seen" (so when you first
> start up you would need to click 'select', but subsequent runs though
> the dialog would fill those entries into the combobox).
> I suspect the latter approach would be too confusing and the
> phrase-wheel would be more workable/acceptable to users.
> If you have a pointer to the widget it would be greatly appreciated!
> -derek
> > liz
I've forwarded the email to the developer involved and hope he sends you the 
Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

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