Questions tagged [combobox]

A combo box is a combination of a list box and a text box.

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Intuitive interface for Composing Boolean Logic?

I'm interested to know how people have, or would construct an interface which simplifies constructing logical boolean conditions? (Yes, it's a database query builder) In my mind a bad interface has ...
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Should the currently selected item in a combo/dropdown box also be included in the list of choices?

For example, you have a combo box which contains 10 elements including the one that is currently selected. When you prompt to drop down the list to choose another, should the currently selected item ...
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Adding “Select…” as first option (placeholder) of dropdown list

Would it be considered a good practice to add the word "Select..." as the first option of a dropdown list? I think it's redundant and not at all necessary and what is in the dropdown list should be ...
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Guidelines for representing sentinel values within a list

I'm curious if anybody can point me to a list of guidelines (preferable regarding Windows Development UI design) that may help layout rules which to follow when representing sentinel or special values ...
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Ideal visual weight of indicators such as dropdown triangle

I am working on a software where the UI is designed by a manager instead of UI experts. This has lead to many problems and inconsistencies in the visual design, user expectations and standards of the ...