Cell Dropdown "expand" option

Tags: #<Tag:0x00007f3441e371b0>

Is there any plans of including an “expand” options to the DropDown Celltype?

Currently if Dropdown options include values that start with the same characters, it is difficult to distinguish between the similar values.

Example
{
type: ‘dropdown’,
source: [‘green’, ‘Amaranth Purple’, ‘Amaranth Red’, ‘black’, ‘white’]
}
The Dropdown would appear as follows:
green
Amaranth …
Amaranth …
black
white

Making it difficult to pick ‘Amaranth Purple’ or ‘Amaranth Red’

Hi @mkanevsky
We’ve already discussed this subject at our e-mail support channel so I’ll copy the answer for all those users who could be interested in this subject.

For longer values you can use the trimDropdown option that stretches the dropdown list width accordingly to the width of the longest item. Here’s an example: http://jsfiddle.net/AMBudnik/tum8L8e4/

In the second hand it is a pretty good idea to add an expand button. I’ve add this idea to our Github board - thanks for a suggestion. You can find it at: https://github.com/handsontable/handsontable/issues/3702