Properties of a Dropdown list control

Use the following tabs to configure the properties of a Dropdown list control.





The type of the control.


A unique name for the dropdown list.


The supplementary information that displays on hovering the mouse over the dropdown list at runtime.

For example, "use this form to enter your professional details."


The state of the control. Available options are: Optional and Mandatory and Hidden. (Default: Optional)


Enables the control at runtime.

Read only

If selected, makes the control read-only.

  • A read-only control shows the progress/design of a job/process, respectively, with key information.
  • A non read-only control allows the active user to interact with the control and change properties, provided they have appropriate permissions.

Security token

Makes the form secure. See Security tokens.

Hint text

Additional information that guides the user.

Error message

An error message that is displayed on performing a wrong operation.

Select on focus

If selected, provides focus to the item on mouse-click, or by pressing the Tab or Arrow keys.

Display mode

The mode of the dropdown list to display at runtime. Available options are:

  • Text: Displays only text.

  • Value and text: Displays both value and text in separate columns.

    • Text width %: The width of the Text column in percentage. (Default: 75%)

    • Value width %: The width of the Value column in percentage. (Default: 25%)

At runtime, you can also enter the search text, so that the matching row appears as the first row.