DocumentBuilderInsertComboBox Method

Inserts a combobox form field at the current position.

Namespace:  Aspose.Words
Assembly:  Aspose.Words (in Aspose.Words.dll) Version: 22.1.0


public FormField InsertComboBox(
	string name,
	string[] items,
	int selectedIndex


Type: SystemString
The name of the form field. Can be an empty string. The value longer than 20 characters will be truncated.
Type: SystemString
The items of the ComboBox. Maximum is 25 items.
Type: SystemInt32
The index of the selected item in the ComboBox.

Return Value

Type: FormField
The form field node that was just inserted.


If you specify a name for the form field, then a bookmark is automatically created with the same name.


Shows how to insert a combo box form field into a document.
Document doc = new Document();
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

// Insert a form that prompts the user to pick one of the items from the menu.
builder.Write("Pick a fruit: ");
string[] items = { "Apple", "Banana", "Cherry" };
builder.InsertComboBox("DropDown", items, 0);

doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "DocumentBuilder.InsertComboBox.docx");
Shows how to create form fields.
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder();

// Form fields are objects in the document that the user can interact with by being prompted to enter values.
// We can create them using a document builder, and below are two ways of doing so.
// 1 -  Basic text input:
builder.InsertTextInput("My text input", TextFormFieldType.Regular, 
    "", "Enter your name here", 30);

// 2 -  Combo box with prompt text, and a range of possible values:
string[] items =
    "-- Select your favorite footwear --", "Sneakers", "Oxfords", "Flip-flops", "Other"

builder.InsertComboBox("My combo box", items, 0);

builder.Document.Save(ArtifactsDir + "DocumentBuilder.CreateForm.docx");

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