combo uneditable in the header

I am placing a combo box in the second row of the header. The purpose of the combo is to provide search capability. This is working fine. However, I also want the combo to be editable so that I can type into it and as I type each letter, a dynamic search on the grid can be performed.

I can not seem to get the combo editable within the header cell. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
September 13,
September 15,
can someone please take a look at this? It is very important for me> Does anyone know if this is possible to do? Am I missing something obvious?

Any help would be extremely appreciated!
September 18,
The combo template currently will not work inside the header due to the missing focus/selection support in the grid. With some tweaking it is possible to use combo control instead -

var combo = new AW.UI.Combo;
    combo.setItemText(["item1", "item2", "item3"]);

    combo.onControlValidated = function(text){
        window.status = text;

    var obj = new AW.Grid.Extended;


    obj.setHeaderTemplate(combo, 1, 1);
    combo.setAttribute("aw", "control"); // restore 'control' behavior


When using controls in several header cells you need to create separate instance for each cell (i.e. it does not work as a 'template').
Alex (ActiveWidgets)
September 18,
September 19,
Thanks Alex.
Was looking for this.
BTW, it also works for an input box in the header.

Ankur Motreja
September 21,

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