WinUI ComboBox Overview

4 Oct 20211 minute to read

The WinUI ComboBox control (multi-select ComboBox) is a selection component that allows users to type a value or choose an option from a list of predefined options. It has many features, such as data binding, multiple selection with checkboxes, editing, searching, filtering, UI customization, and custom templates.

Control structure

WinUI ComboBox structure

Key features

  • Data binding – Support to bind various type of data sources.
  • Editable mode – Editable and non-editable text boxes to select items from the given data source.
  • Selection mode – Support to select single or multiple values from the drop-down list.
  • Filtering – The ComboBox filters items based on the entered text and auto fills with the first suggestion.
  • Searching – Highlights the matching item in the drop-down list based on the provided input.
  • Watermark – Display placeholder text inside the control until the user enters text.
  • Styling and Template support – SelectionBox and Drop-Down list items can be customized with an image or custom control using templates in ComboBox control.