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The following table shows the styles that are supported by Windows Embedded CE.

Combo box style Description


Automatically scrolls the text in an edit control to the right when the user types a character at the end of the line. If this style is not set, only text that fits within the rectangular boundary is enabled.


Shows a disabled vertical scroll bar in the list box when the box does not contain enough items to scroll. Without this style, the scroll bar is hidden when the list box does not contain enough items.


Displays only the edit control by default. The user can display the list box by selecting an icon next to the edit control.


Displays a static text field that displays the current selection in the list box.


Specifies that an owner-drawn combo box contains items consisting of strings. The combo box maintains the memory and address for the strings so the application can use the CB_GETLBTEXTmessage to retrieve the text for a particular item.


Converts to lowercase any uppercase characters that are typed into the edit control of a combo box.


Specifies that the combo box will be exactly the size specified by the application when it created the combo box. Usually, Windows Embedded CE sizes a combo box so that it does not display partial items.


Converts text typed in the combo box edit control from the Windows Embedded CE character set to the OEM character set and then back to the Windows Embedded CE set. This style is most useful for combo boxes that contain file names. It applies only to combo boxes created with the CBS_DROPDOWN style.


Sorts strings that are typed into the list box.


Converts to uppercase any lowercase characters that are typed into the edit control of a combo box.


Turns control into a tab stop, which enables the user to select the control by tabbing through the controls in a dialog box.

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