DropDownListFormField class

Office 2013 and later

Drop-Down List Form Field Properties. When the object is serialized out as xml, its qualified name is w:ddList.


Namespace:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Wordprocessing
Assembly:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml (in DocumentFormat.OpenXml.dll)

public class DropDownListFormField : OpenXmlCompositeElement

[ISO/IEC 29500-1 1st Edition]

ddList (Drop-Down List Form Field Properties)

This element specifies a set of properties which shall be associated with the parent FORMDROPDOWN drop-down list form field (§ within the document.

If the parent form field is not a drop-down list (i.e. its field code does not have a value of FORMDROPDOWN), then these properties can be ignored.

[Example: Consider the following WordprocessingML fragment for the properties of a drop-down list form field:

    <w:listEntry w:val="One" />
    <w:listEntry w:val="Two" />
    <w:listEntry w:val="Three" />

The ddList element specifies that it contains a set of properties for the parent drop-down list form field. In this case, these properties specify that the drop-down list must contain three entries of One, Two, and Three via the listEntry elements (§17.16.25). end example]

Parent Elements

ffData (§17.16.17)

Child Elements


default (Default Drop-Down List Item Index)


listEntry (Drop-Down List Entry)


result (Drop-Down List Selection)


[Note: The W3C XML Schema definition of this element’s content model (CT_FFDDList) is located in §A.1. end note]

© ISO/IEC29500: 2008.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.