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ComboBox vs DropDownList widgets
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Anderson asked on 24 Jan 2014, 07:12 PM
Hi,

I was wondering what the difference between the Combo Box widget and the Drop Down List widget are.
At first glance they seem to both be the exact same thing.

Can someone explain what the difference between the two are? What  are their intended purposes?
And give an example on when I'd choose one over the other?

Thanks

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Atanas Korchev
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answered on 27 Jan 2014, 09:56 AM
Hi,

Indeed the difference between a combobox and a dropdownlist is subtle. The combobox allows the user to pick a value from a predefined set or input a custom one. The dropdownlist only allows picking one of the predefined values. For more info you can check the wikipedia articles:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combo_box
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drop-down_list

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Atanas Korchev
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