One of the things I like most about ColdFusion’s
Coincidentally, while I was working on this, both Scott Stroz and Ray Camden posted solutions to the exact same problem. Scott’s solution involved calling a method to set the value, and I really think that the selectedValue property should be used to be consistent with how ComboBox itself works. Ray’s solution allows for a property to be set (he defined a new property for this), but his solution would not work for me as my dataProvider was being populated after the control had been created (it is being populated by a call to a CFC).
So, here is my solution. It’s bit more complex than what Scott and Ray suggested, but it does support selectedValue, it’ll also allow that property to be changed as needed (even after control creation), and it also properly handles delayed dataProvider population.
Here is the code:
And here is a simple test case:
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