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In my VS windows application, I have given search to my combo box but I want to restrict my user to add new item to the list. User should select the items shown when he/she type 1 or 2 letters.

What I have tried:

ComboBox.AutoCompleteMode = AutoCompleteMode.SuggestAppend;
ComboBox.AutoCompleteSource = AutoCompleteSource.ListItems;
Updated 19-Apr-23 1:17am

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About the best you can do is set the DropDownStyle to ComboBoxStyle.DropDownList - the edit box can be typed in, but it can't be edited: only the preset items can be selected.
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Member 11811771 19-Apr-23 10:04am    
Thanks for the reply. I have tried this too. It is taking new values also. The text box should take input for the search only, not for taking new values.

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