The MVC DropDownList widget offers a simple and lightweight single selection drop-down list of items. It uses advanced CSS rendering with list items, rather than HTML tables, to keep the page output clean and minimal. The semantic rendering improves app responsiveness and makes your web pages more SEO friendly.
Utilize the built-in client and server validation of ASP.NET MVC with the Telerik DropDownList component. This ensures you can properly display validation messages if a data processing error has occurred.
The Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC DropDownList enables you to bind it to a grouped data source. Grouping the items in the list makes it easier for users to locate their desired ones and contributes to a better UX.
See the ASP.NET MVC DropDownList Grouping demo
The DropDownList component is one of the many ASP.NET MVC components you can style using one of multiple built-in themes and swatches. You can easily customize any of out-of-the-box themes with a few lines of CSS, or create new themes to match your colors and branding by using the Progress SASS ThemeBuilder application.