ComboboxControl is an enhanced version of a SelectControl, with the addition of being able to search for options using a search input.

Design guidelines

These are the same as the ones for SelectControls, but this component is better suited for when there are too many items to scroll through or load at once so you need to filter them based on user input.

Development guidelines


import { useState } from 'react';
import { ComboboxControl } from '@wordpress/components';

const options = [
        value: 'small',
        label: 'Small',
        value: 'normal',
        label: 'Normal',
        value: 'large',
        label: 'Large',

function MyComboboxControl() {
    const [ fontSize, setFontSize ] = useState();
    const [ filteredOptions, setFilteredOptions ] = useState( options );
    return (
            label="Font Size"
            value={ fontSize }
            onChange={ setFontSize }
            options={ filteredOptions }
            onFilterValueChange={ ( inputValue ) =>
                    options.filter( ( option ) =>
                        option.value === inputValue



The label for the control.

  • Type: String
  • Required: Yes


If true, the label will only be visible to screen readers.

  • Type: Boolean
  • Required: No


If this property is added, a help text will be generated using help property as the content.

  • Type: String
  • Required: No


The options that can be chosen from.

  • Type: Array<{ value: string, label: string, disabled?: boolean }>
  • Required: Yes


Function called when the control’s search input value changes. The argument contains the next input value.

  • Type: ( value: string ) => void
  • Required: No


Function called with the selected value changes.

  • Type: ( value: string | null | undefined ) => void
  • Required: No


The current value of the control.

  • Type: string | null
  • Required: No


Automatically expand the dropdown when the control is focused.
If the control is clicked, the dropdown will expand regardless of this prop.

  • Type: Boolean
  • Required: No
  • Default: true


Custom renderer invoked for each option in the suggestion list. The render prop receives as its argument an object containing, under the item key, the single option’s data (directly from the array of data passed to the options prop).

  • Type: ( args: { item: object } ) => ReactNode
  • Required: No


Start opting into the new margin-free styles that will become the default in a future version.

  • Type: Boolean
  • Required: No
  • Default: false
  • Like this component, but without a search input, the CustomSelectControl component.

  • To select one option from a set, when you want to show all the available options at once, use the RadioControl component.

  • To select one or more items from a set, use the CheckboxControl component.
  • To toggle a single setting on or off, use the ToggleControl component.