ComboBox vs DropDownList widgets

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  1. Anderson
    Anderson avatar
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    Dec 2013

    Posted 24 Jan 2014 Link to this post

    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
  2. Answer
    Atanas Korchev
    Admin
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    8462 posts

    Posted 27 Jan 2014 Link to this post

    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

    Regards,
    Atanas Korchev
    Telerik
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