QUOTE(Sumo-kun @ 07/06/07, 10:44 AM) [snapback]269289[/snapback]
(the one everyone else calls a combo box)
Well microsoft and possibly java calls it a combo box sure (tough even microsoft calls it a drop down list actually, its called a combo box only when you can type in values). But there seems to be wast difference of what things are called across various gui development packages across ages. the naming does not stick and you get wide variety of naming for things. Underlying problem is that theres no standard for what to name things, as theres no supervising language board that defines what each and every widget is to be called across systems. Personally i dont think combo box is a perfect name, in many ways option menu is actually more descriptive of what the widget does, i mean what kind of combination selections can you do with combo box? Anyway ive actually seen about 12 different variations to what you can call a combobox. Incidenttaly if you go and ask 10 random persons on the street who arent nerds and ask what they would call a combo box element and you'd see how ridiculous name combo box is. (the naming combobx has become a widely accepeted name only in the last 5 years or so). A spinoff of this is what to call 3d operations.
Anyway you can always recreate the combo box.
PS. next time this happens and IT WILL HAPPEN, because as i said naming of gui items is random check out some code snipte that actually does a the gui item. Maya actually is kind enough to tell you what is what if you ask it nicely.