A Combo Box is a cross between the Text Field and Pop-Up Button
controls. It lets the user enter a value either as text or from a list of
pre-defined values. The text field can be used as a quick way to select an item
from the list, or to enter an arbitrary value that isn’t contained in the
list. It’s represented by the
This is a good option if the user doesn’t always know what choices are available, or if there are common values to choose from. It’s a potential alternative to a Pop-Up Button or a Slider/Text Field combination. For example, you could use either a Combo Box or a Slider to let the user zoom in on some content.
Combo Boxes are fairly straightforward to configure. This chapter takes a brief look at defining the list of items, accessing the current value, and selecting items programmatically.
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