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Auto Complete in J2ME

 
deny winarto
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Hi.. I have a question regarding autocomplete in J2ME
I made an application that has more than 400 user input (it's road names),
So auto completing is a necessity in my case..
because it's very troublesome for user to find what the item they want;
they have to scroll down over 400 items..

But i can't find a reference regarding this feature anywhere...

So could anyone give me the general idea, of what i should do to create this feature?

I'm definitely sure it is possible in J2ME,
i've seen .jar applications that use this feature, such as Microsoft Encarta.

thanks.
 
Tim Holloway
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There's no pre-packaged auto-complete even in the full J2SE. I don't know if there are any 3d-party solutions.

Basically, you'd rebuild the datamodel on the dropdown list every time someone typed (or removed) a character from the edit box. Generally, you don't start doing this until the edit text is several characters long and the tree of potential matches is manageably small.
 
Kamal Trivedi
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So you required some kind of component like"Phone Book"
You can use the 3rd party component from J2ME Polish
the component name is "Filtered List"
It consist a combination of Text Field & List

http://www.j2mepolish.org/cms/leftsection/documentation/design/visual-guide.html#gui-screen-filteredlist
 
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