Combo box

Updated: 12/29/2017 by Computer Hope

A combo box is a user input device in which the user can select an option from a drop-down list or type in a value into a text box so that the appropriate choice can be selected.

This term may also be used in reference to a drop-down list, which only allows choices to be selected (user cannot type a value). However, a distinction is still made between the two in some programming languages such as Java.

Drop-down box, List box, Software terms