Specifies the type of combo box and the behavior of its list box portion; read-only at run time.
The Style property settings are:
0 (Default) Dropdown Combo. Includes a drop-down list and an edit area. The user can select from the list or type in the edit area.
1 Simple Combo. Includes an edit area and a list that is always displayed. The user can select from the list or type in the edit area. The size of a Simple Combo box includes both the edit and list portions. By default, a Simple Combo box is sized so that none of the list shows. Increase the Height property to show more of the list.
2 Dropdown List. This style only allows selection from the drop-down list.
Follow these guidelines in deciding which setting to choose:
Use setting 0 (Dropdown Combo) or setting 1 (Simple Combo) to give the user a list of choices. Either style enables the user to enter a choice in the edit area. Style 0 saves space on the form because the list portion closes when the user makes a selection.
Use setting 2 (Dropdown List) to display a fixed list of choices from which the user can select one. The list portion closes when the user selects an item.
Chapter 3, "Creating and Using Controls"