Selecting ComboBox value using TAB key when new items are allowed


Summary how to reproduce this behaviour:

  1. Go to
  2. Activate property “New Items allowed”
  3. Type “aus” into ComboBox
  4. Navigate with “down” arrow key to “Austria” value
  5. Press “TAB” key
  6. “Austria” is not selected

This seems to be a bug for a longer time.

  • why it has not been fixed yet?
  • are some reasons not to fix this behaviour?

Thank you very much for any answer in advance.