1. What is the general goal of the feature?
To have a search option where all the options (under select_one) are not shown together. Only the filtered options are shown when the user starts typing something in the edit text. This would make the UI less cluttered when there are a lot of options to choose from. So basically a drop down menu with a search option.
2. What are some example use cases for this feature?
An example could be the Google Home Page. It just has the search box in the middle and when user starts typing something, it gives matching suggestions.
Here are screenshots of an offline dictionary application as another example:
@zoey I think what you are describing already exists. See https://docs.opendatakit.org/form-question-types/#select-widget-with-autocomplete. Is the difference that you are proposing that instead of showing everything we only show a text box?
He wants the
minimal appearance and apparently he's not the only one Showing search option with minimal appearance
Yes that is what I am proposing: We get the filtered list only after we type something in the text box.
Was this case solved? Having a search option where options start showing up after someone has typed in any keyword.
Because i have about 200 options and though autocomplete works but still it is alot to display 200 options.
No, it's still not possible to mix those appearances.
In ODK Collect v1.28 Beta 1, the
minimal appearance can combine with any other select appearance including
search (those two are the same). The interface is very similar to @zoey's example but the choices are shown in a full screen dialog rather than a dropdown.