This article explains the visual elements of the RadDropDownList control.
Description of Elements
As opposed to RadAutoCompleteBox and RadComboBox, where a textbox allows filtering the list items, RadDropDownList's
text area is readonly (it always contains the text of the currently selected list item). It can be clicked/tapped, similarly to the
toggle button at the right - to toggle the dropdown list.
Could also be referred to as "popup" or "dropdown". All items
are contained in this list which appears upon clicking/tapping anywhere in the toggle area.
Could also be referred to as "item", "option", etc.. Represents a single data
item from the control's datasource. The value visible in the item comes from the field in the datasource, assigned as a
dataTextField. If such a field is not assigned, the text value is the string representation of the object to which
the item is bound.