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comment Control to select (not open) a file on windows
@James See the answers below and Rahul's correct interpretation. The design aspect is mimicking common interface for choosing a file and seeing the path. The control will cause a standard Open dialog to appear, but the question is about the display of the control to pick and show the result.
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comment Control to select (not open) a file on windows
The image you have included is what I am looking for. What app is that?
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May
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accepted Common/accepted name for “dropdown menus” and related kin?
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revised Common/accepted name for “dropdown menus” and related kin?
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comment Common/accepted name for “dropdown menus” and related kin?
@Matt The goal is to see if there is a single accepted name that unambiguously differentiates these when describing UI elements in a specification document. Based on the details I'm finding and adding to this answer, it appears that you are correct: there is no unique term across all platforms and technologies.
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comment Common/accepted name for “dropdown menus” and related kin?
@Matt Actually, Microsoft calls them different things.
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comment Common/accepted name for “dropdown menus” and related kin?
@Matt Ah, I will crop that from the screenshot. Note that the text never indicated anything about that button, but I understand your confusion.
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comment Common/accepted name for “dropdown menus” and related kin?
@Matt I'm confused. Why do you think that the items or ordering in list are not the same as the items or ordering in my question? Also, that link is used as the citation from Wikipedia to support the statement "The term 'combo box' is sometimes, incorrectly, used to mean 'drop-down list'."