How to Choose a Drop-Down Editor

DevExtreme has five drop-down text editors:

The following table compares the drop-down editors according to features:

SelectBox TagBox Lookup Autocomplete DropDownBox
Accept custom values Yes Yes - Yes Yes
Custom buttons Yes Yes - Yes Yes
Keyboard navigation Yes Yes Yes Yes Requires custom configuration
Search box in a drop-down field - - Yes - Requires custom configuration
Display groups Yes Yes Yes Yes Requires custom configuration
Search based on user input Yes Yes Yes Yes Requires custom configuration
Multiple selection - Yes - - Requires custom configuration
Paging Yes Yes Yes - Requires custom configuration

DropDownBox allows you to put any content in its drop-down field. This feature makes it more versatile but it is also more complex to implement. For instance, you can embed another DevExtreme component and use it to display data. Refer to the DropDownBox help topics and demos for further information.

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