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1. What does the element do?

  • It is used for the selection of an option from a pre-defined list.

2. When should the element be used?

  • When selecting from several options in a list.

3. Rules

  • There must be a choice between at least two options.
  • The element always has a label.
  • Optional selections always include the text ‘(optional)’ behind the label. The text ‘(optional)’ can be abbreviated to ‘(opt.)’ for short fields.
  • An infoicon can be displayed in the entry field for detailed explanations. A tooltip opens when this infoicon is clicked on.
  • The text in the select element is always single-line.
  • If an entry is longer than the available width of the element, the entry’s text is abbreviated with ‘…’.
  • A pre-selection is not permitted with a mandatory field.
  • The label is displayed if no selection has been made yet.

4. Variants and statuses

The element has the following statuses:

  • Empty
  • Value
  • Disabled
  • Error
  • Expanded

4.1 Standard

Image of the select field

Design Specification