This example shows how you can set up a standard dropdown list to allow searching and filtering of the items. The technique requires two small changes to the standard dropdown.
- Set the dropdown to allow custom text entry.
- Include a short script in the enter event of the dropdown, to open the list when the user clicks or tabs into it.
Here is an updated version that now includes another employee dropdown and a country dropdown, that will prevent a user from inputting a value that is not on the list.