While in Configure mode, click the Insert menu and select Controls | Combo Box or List Box.
The Combo Box or List Box Configuration dialog box appears.
Select the Auto Sort check box if you want the list items to be sorted in alphabetical or numerical order.
Select Auto Select First Entry if you want the first item in the combo/list box to be highlighted (selected) by default.
Select the Data Bound or Manual Entry option. Data bound means that the source of the list will come directly from a data source. Manual entry means that you can create the list items manually.
For Data Bound entry:
Set the data source for the list. How?
If you selected a data source that has multiple columns, you can select the column that will be used to populate the list. Select the column from the Column for Selected Item list.
You also have the option of selecting a value to be used for the list/combo box. From the Column for Selected Value list, select either Use Selected Item if you want to specify the item (see previous bullet point), or select the specific value to use as a source for the list. This is the value that will be passed from the list/combo box to another object when they are linked.
For Manual Entry:
For list boxes only: select the Allow Multiple Selections check box if you want the user to be able to select multiple items (by holding down the CTRL key and clicking on multiple items).
For list box only: to add a string from a data source, click the Add Tags button and select the string/tag from the Data Source Browser. This option must be used if you want to drag and drop data items from the list box onto a chart or grid. The strings selected here will not be resolved by the source.
To add a string manually, click the Add String button. The Item Value Editor dialog box appears. For each item that you enter, you have the option of also entering a value. This is the value that will be passed from the list/combo box to another object when they are linked (if they are linked with the Source Property "Selected Value"). Click OK.
After you have added tags/strings, they appear in the list, indicating how they will appear in the list/combo box.
If you want to edit an item, select the item from the list and click the Edit button.
If you want to delete an item, select the item from the list and click the Delete button.
If you want to change the order of the items, select an item and use the Up or Down arrow to move it.
To change the font for list items, select the Font tab and select a new Font, style, and/or size as necessary.