A generic combo box

A combo box is a commonly used graphical user interface widget (or control). Traditionally, it is a combination of a drop-down list or list box and a single-line editable textbox, allowing the user to either type a value directly or select a value from the list. The term "combo box" is sometimes used to mean "drop-down list".[1] In both Java and .NET, "combo box" is not a synonym for "drop-down list".[2][3] Definition of "drop down list" is sometimes clarified with terms such as "non-editable combo box" (or something similar) to distinguish it from "combo box".

See also


  1. ^ "Combo boxes in forms on Web pages". IT and communication. February 15, 2007. Archived from the original on 15 August 2017. Retrieved 18 November 2008.
  2. ^ "How to Use Combo Boxes (The Java™ Tutorials > Creating a GUI With JFC/Swing > Using Swing Components)". Docs.oracle.com. 2012-02-28. Archived from the original on 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
  3. ^ "ComboBox Class (System.Windows.Controls)". Msdn.microsoft.com. 2014-06-20. Archived from the original on 2014-02-16. Retrieved 2014-06-30.