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Lookup vs SelectBox

The Lookup and SelectBox UI components implement a similar functionality - while both consist of a text field and display a collection of items in the drop-down list, they also have differences:

  • Drop-down field content
    The SelectBox has only a list of items in a drop-down field whereas Lookup also has a search field and the Cancel button.

  • Appearance on desktop and mobile devices
    The SelectBox looks the same on any platform, while Lookup changes its appearance. The Lookup's drop-down field is replaced with a popup window that occupies most of the screen. This design optimizes Lookup for mobile devices.

    SelectBox on any device Lookup on desktop Lookup on mobile devices
    SelectBox on any device Lookup on desktop Lookup on mobile devices

SelectBox Demo Lookup Demo

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