The last version of Internet Explorer, version 11, was released on October 17, 2013. This is a very long time ago when taking into account the rapid development of web technologies. These days it is often difficult and time consuming to get modern technologies to work well in this old browser. More and more frameworks are dropping support, and even Microsoft themselves has announced that they will fully drop support for IE in their own services in 2021.
Consequently, we have decided to not include support for IE in the Design Library website.
A select allows users to choose an option from a predefined set of choices. It is often used in forms.
The select component allows users to choose one option for a list of values. With the select component a user can give an input based on a list of options. Selects are often used in form when choosing one out of many values.
Use the select in forms when users are selecting from a list of values and submitting that data. Don't use the select component if there are fewer than three values. Then it’s prefered to use radio buttons.
The select and dropdown components can look similar, but they have different functionality and use cases:
A key difference between the components is the underlying code for the components. The select component is based on the native select HTML Element thus making the appearance of the component being determined by the browser, the dropdown component can be styled as needed.
The general styling of the component will differ slightly in different browsers. The collapsed select looks fairly similar, but the dropdown list is platform dependent.
If the text inside the select is longer than the element the text will get truncated with three dots (…)
Select in Chrome MacOS
Select in Firefox MacOS
Result from the latest accessibility review of the component (React): 2023-02-28