I want to use a ComboBox with the DropDownList style (the one that makes it look like a button so you can't enter a value) to insert a value into a text box. I want the combobox to have a text label called 'Wildcards' and as I select a wildcard from the list the selected value is inserted in to a text box and the combobox text remains 'Wildcard'. My first problem is I can't seem to set a text value when the combobox is in DropDownList style. Using the properties pallet doesn't work the text value is simply cleared when you click off, adding comboBox.Text = "Wildcards"; to form_load doesn't work either. Can anyone help?