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You can change the operation mode of a combo box editor by using the BaseEdit.StyleSettings property. To apply specific settings, assign the BaseEdit.StyleSettings property of a combo box editor to one of the objects listed in the table below.

Operation Mode

Settings object


Simple item list combo box


Standard combo box. This is the default operation mode.


Checked combo box


Checked item list. Allows multiple item selection.


Radio button combo box


A list with radio buttons next to the items. Allows single item selection.


Token combo box


Item list that allows multiple item selection. Selected items are represented by tokens.


Checked token combo box


Checked item list. Allows multiple item selection. Selected items are represented by tokens.


Refer to the following KB article for more information: How to implement multi-select in DevExpress WPF Data Editors (ComboBoxEdit, LookUpEdit, ListBoxEdit).

The following example shows how to apply style settings to the combo box editor.In this example, there are three combo boxes: plain combo box, checked combo box and radio combo box.

View Example

<Window x:Class="ComboBoxEdit_ApplyingStyleSettings.Window1" xmlns="" xmlns:x="" xmlns:dxe="" Title="Applying Style Settings" Height="140" Width="330">
            <ColumnDefinition Width="164" />
            <ColumnDefinition />
            <ColumnDefinition Width="44" />
            <RowDefinition />
            <RowDefinition Height="70" />
            <RowDefinition />
        <StackPanel Grid.Column="1" Grid.Row="1" VerticalAlignment="Center">
                    <dxe:ComboBoxStyleSettings />
                <dxe:ComboBoxEditItem Content="Canada" />
                <dxe:ComboBoxEditItem Content="Italy" />
                <dxe:ComboBoxEditItem Content="USA" />
                    <dxe:CheckedComboBoxStyleSettings />
                <dxe:ComboBoxEditItem Content="Nancy Davolio" />
                <dxe:ComboBoxEditItem Content="Andrew Fuller" />
                <dxe:ComboBoxEditItem Content="Janet Leverling" />
                    <dxe:RadioComboBoxStyleSettings />
                <dxe:ComboBoxEditItem Content="Seattle" />
                <dxe:ComboBoxEditItem Content="London" />
                <dxe:ComboBoxEditItem Content="Redmond" />
        <Grid Grid.Column="0" Grid.Row="1">
                <RowDefinition />
                <RowDefinition />
                <RowDefinition />
            <TextBlock Grid.Row="0" Margin="0,0,5,0" Text="ComboBox Style:" VerticalAlignment="Center" HorizontalAlignment="Right" />
            <TextBlock Grid.Row="1" Margin="0,0,5,0" Text="Checked ComboBox Style:" VerticalAlignment="Center" HorizontalAlignment="Right" />
            <TextBlock Grid.Row="2" Margin="0,0,5,0" Text="Radio ComboBox Style:" VerticalAlignment="Center" HorizontalAlignment="Right" />
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