Clearable Search Field component

Hi everyone,

I just posted a component i made a few months back in the directory and thought I’d make a thread here about it in case you want to give me some feedback on it.

The component, ClearableSearchField, is a search field component with a built-in search/clear button. What makes it a bit different from other fields is that it is designed to keep the active search term visible at all times. This means that even if a user starts typing a new search, but stops before making the actual search, the field will revert to the currently active search term.

The practical use case for which this was developed was to show the user what their content is being filtered by at all times to avoid confusion.

Anyway, check out the youtube link and live demo to get an idea of what I’m talking about, and download it from the directory if you feel that it might come in handy in your project.

Youtube link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bOm0MRm7xg

Live demo:
http://marcus.virtuallypreinstalled.com/ClearableSearchField/

Directory:
http://vaadin.com/directory#addon/clearablesearchfield