A select field allows users to select one option from a list of more than 10 items

Inventory App with select fields


The select field is a text field with a down arrow icon on the right.

Generally, it has a label which indicates the type of input associated with the field. 

Be aware: Placeholders should be avoided.

Good example

Select field with no placeholder

Bad example

Select field with placeholder


When users click on a select field, a dropdown window appears with a set of options. The selected option is displayed in the select field.



Since the select field is a clickable element, it has multiple states. Each state is associated with a different color, providing visual feedback to users.

Default select field
Valid select field
Warning select field
Error select field

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