Using Combo Box Styles

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Access Styles - Combo Box from the Objects palette, or from a custom palette or custom menu that you have configured with the Styles - Combo Box tool. (Also available: Styles - Field, Styles - Button)


Use Styles - Combo Box to create a set of combo box properties (a style), and then to draw combo boxes with those properties on your page. Since all styles are restored whenever you open the styles window, you can use this feature to create consistent object types from book to book.


To create a style:

  1. Click the Add New button.

  2. Enter a style name when prompted.

  3. Define the style settings in the Combo Box Styles dialog box by setting the available properties. You can also set the style properties to those of a selected combo box on your page using the Set From Selected ComboBox button.

  4. Select the Update button to save your changes!


To insert a combo box based on a style:

  1. Choose a style in the Style Settings list.

  2. Click the Draw button.


    You may set a user property that will be set for each combo box you create. To do so, fill in the Property Name and Property Value fields. See Adding a User Property to a Style for more information.


    Note: Updating a style in this window does NOT update any instances of that style that have already been created.


    Note: you can collapse this dialog by clicking on the collapse graphic (Generate/collapseBtn.gif) at the top of the screen and then expand it again by clicking the expand graphic (Generate/expandBtn.gif).


    Click on the window elements to learn more:




    Screen elements:

    Add New button

    BorderStyle selection



    Caption Position

    Choose Shared Script

    Close button

    Delete button

    Draw button

    DrawDirect box

    Drop Down Items


    Fill and Stroke Colors

    Font selections

    Help button

    Line Count

    Name field

    Property Name

    Property Value

    Rename button

    Sample comboBox


    Set from Selected button

    Sort Items

    Style Settings list

    Transparent box

    Update button