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.

Option display mode

Define whether to display Text, or both Text and value when you expand the dropdown list at runtime.

If you choose to display both text and value, they are displayed in separate columns. You can set the width in percentage for Text and Value columns. The default Text width % is 75% and Value width % is 25%.

If you choose Text and value as the Option display mode, the Selection display mode option is available. This option lets you define whether to display text, or both text and value upon selecting an item from the dropdown list at runtime.

  • When you use static data to define the options to display and set one as default, the value appears as per the configured display mode..

  • When a form has an action, such as Same page action to set the selected item, the value appears as per the configured display mode.

  • When a dropdown control is used in an action, the value is used regardless of the display mode.

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