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Combobox

This component allows users to select from a list of options. It’s especially useful when there are many options to choose from.

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As the user enters text into the field, autocomplete offers suggestions, highlighting the one that best matches the text that has been entered. The list closes when an option is selected.

All Combobox components are controlled components which means consumers of these components need to manage the state of these components by using the value and onChange props.

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() => {
	const [value, setValue] = React.useState(null);
	return (
		<Combobox
			label="Select country"
			hint="Start typing to see results"
			value={value}
			onChange={setValue}
			options={COUNTRY_OPTIONS}
		/>
	);
};

Do

  • use to help users select from a large list
  • provide concise options
  • create hint text to let the user know they can search or select
  • use a pre-filled list so users can search or scroll
  • consider whether the list of selections is complex enough to merit searching and filtering
  • indicate whether input is optional.

Don’t

  • use if the list of possible results is small – use Select instead
  • leave the list open once an option is selected.

Combobox

Use the Combobox component when users can choose a single item from a predefined list of options.

() => {
	const [value, setValue] = React.useState(null);
	return (
		<Combobox
			label="Select country"
			hint="Start typing to see results"
			value={value}
			onChange={setValue}
			options={COUNTRY_OPTIONS}
		/>
	);
};

ComboboxAsync

Use the ComboboxAsync component when users can choose a single item from a list of options that needs to be fetched over the network.

() => {
	const [value, setValue] = React.useState(null);
	return (
		<ComboboxAsync
			label="Select country"
			hint="Start typing to see results"
			value={value}
			onChange={setValue}
			loadOptions={async function loadOptions(inputValue) {
				// Simulate a slow network call
				await new Promise((resolve) => setTimeout(resolve, 1500));
				return COUNTRY_OPTIONS;
			}}
		/>
	);
};

ComboboxMulti

Use the ComboboxMulti component when users can choose multiple items from a predefined list of options.

() => {
	const [value, setValue] = React.useState([]);
	return (
		<ComboboxMulti
			label="Select country"
			hint="Start typing to see results"
			value={value}
			onChange={setValue}
			options={COUNTRY_OPTIONS}
		/>
	);
};

ComboboxAsyncMulti

Use the ComboboxAsyncMulti component when users can choose multiple items from a list of options that needs to be fetched over the network.

() => {
	const [value, setValue] = React.useState([]);
	return (
		<ComboboxAsyncMulti
			label="Select country"
			hint="Start typing to see results"
			value={value}
			onChange={setValue}
			loadOptions={async function loadOptions(inputValue) {
				// Simulate a slow network call
				await new Promise((resolve) => setTimeout(resolve, 1500));
				return COUNTRY_OPTIONS;
			}}
		/>
	);
};

Block

Use the block prop to expand the component to fill the available space.

() => {
	const [value, setValue] = React.useState(null);
	return (
		<Combobox
			label="Select country"
			hint="Start typing to see results"
			block
			value={value}
			onChange={setValue}
			options={COUNTRY_OPTIONS}
		/>
	);
};

Required

The required prop can be used to indicate that user input is required on the field before a form can be submitted.

Required fields do not append ‘(optional)’ to the label and also use aria-required to indicate to screen readers that the field is required.

Hide optional label

The hideOptionalLabel prop can be used in situations where you want to indicate to screen reader users that a field is optional but don’t want to show the ‘(optional)’ label.

The usage of hideOptionalLabel should be reserved for inputs that filter data in a table or chart, and should never be used in standard forms for submitting information.

() => {
	const [value, setValue] = React.useState(null);
	return (
		<Combobox
			label="Select country"
			hint="Start typing to see results"
			hideOptionalLabel
			value={value}
			onChange={setValue}
			options={COUNTRY_OPTIONS}
		/>
	);
};

Invalid

Use the invalid prop to indicate if the user input is invalid.

() => {
	const [value, setValue] = React.useState(null);
	const invalid = !value;
	return (
		<Combobox
			label="Select country"
			hint="Start typing to see results"
			invalid={invalid}
			message={invalid ? 'Country is required' : undefined}
			value={value}
			onChange={setValue}
			options={COUNTRY_OPTIONS}
		/>
	);
};

Disabled

Disabled input elements are unusable and can not be clicked. This prevents a user from interacting with the input element until another action is complete.

() => {
	const [value, setValue] = React.useState(null);
	return (
		<Combobox
			label="Select country"
			hint="Start typing to see results"
			disabled
			value={value}
			onChange={setValue}
			options={COUNTRY_OPTIONS}
		/>
	);
};

Clearable

Use the clearable prop to render a clear ("x") button when there is a selected option.

() => {
	const [value, setValue] = React.useState(null);
	return (
		<Combobox
			label="Select country"
			hint="Start typing to see results"
			value={value}
			onChange={setValue}
			options={COUNTRY_OPTIONS}
			clearable
		/>
	);
};

Custom rendering

Use the renderItem prop to customise how each option in the dropdown list is rendered. Inside this function, you can make use of the ComboboxRenderItem component to style extra information.

Note: When you are using this prop, you still need to assign a label and value to every option.

() => {
	const [value, onChange] = React.useState(null);
	return (
		<Combobox
			label="Search users"
			hint="Start typing to see results"
			value={value}
			onChange={onChange}
			options={NAME_OPTIONS}
			renderItem={(item, inputValue) => (
				<ComboboxRenderItem
					itemLabel={item.label}
					inputValue={inputValue}
					secondaryText={`Role: ${item.jobTitle}`}
					tertiaryText={`Job: ${item.status}`}
					beforeElement={
						<Avatar name={item.fullName} size="sm" tone="action" />
					}
					endElement={
						item.unreadMessageCount > 0 ? (
							<NotificationBadge
								value={item.unreadMessageCount}
								tone="action"
							/>
						) : null
					}
				/>
			)}
		/>
	);
};
  • Autocomplete Autocomplete, also known as type-ahead, uses predictive text to help select options as a user types.
  • Dropdown menu A dropdown menu displays a list of actions when a trigger is pressed.
  • Select Select provides a way for users to choose one item from a collapsible list. It helps reduce input errors and screen space.
  • Text input This component allows users to enter free-form text.
  • Selecting multiple options Multi-select is a commonly used design pattern that allows users to select multiple options from a list. This pattern is used in various contexts such as search filters, form fields, and more.