Last modified: May 28, 2024


The pull-down list should be used in cases where the user is picking one of many alternatives, much like the radio buttons.

The pull-down list should be used when:

  • You have many alternatives (more than 5, but not unlimited)
  • You have a recommended choice which is pre-selected
  • It isn’t important for the user to compare the alternatives
  • You don’t need the user to read every alternative
  • The alternatives are known by the user (birth month, country of origin, etc)

Example of use: