Combo Boxes and Datasources

First of all thanks for a GREAT Site ! It’s been such a usefull resource for troubleshooting. This is my first real problem which I couldn’t solve by searching the site.

Here goes…

How do I QUICKLY populate a combo box without using a repeat loop?

I have LOTS !!! (10 000 + ) items in a list that needs to be entered into the combo box. I’am using the auto complete feature built into combo boxes. Similar to the text fields in iTunes or the URL field in Safari.

Alternatively , Is there a better way to do auto complete? Can it be scripted?

Combo Boxes have a check box in Interface Builder which should give you a way of linking to a datasource. After reading the Developer documentation it appears that this doesn’t work???

Many thanks !!!