Change ComboBox value from handwritten Javascript

Hi all,

I would like to know if it’s possible to change the value of a ComboBox with handwritten Javascript (e.g. from my browser’s Javascript Console). I can get the input element corresponding to my ComboBox but when I try to change its value, it won’t fire the ValueChangeEvent attached to it on the server side and I can’t find a way to tell the client-side to tell the server-side that the ComboBox value has changed…

If I can’t, will extending the ComboBox widget allow me to implement some kind of Javascript API using JSNI?

Thanks a lot!