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Dropdowns present a list of options that can be used to filter or sort existing content.


Dropdowns (also known as a dropdown menu, drop menu, pull-down list, picklist) is a graphical control element, similar to a list box, that allows the user to choose one value from a list. When activated, it displays (drops down) a list of values, from which the user may select one. They can be used in menus and tabs.


Use when

  • Filtering or sorting content on a page.
  • Single selection from a list is necessary.

Don’t use when

  • Providing only two options. Instead, use a Radio Group or a Switch.
What's changed
Date Version Notes Contributors
03/14/2022 1.3.0 Removed contradictory directions. W. Pritchard, E. Gunther