After dropping our drop-down list component into page and adding a
corresponding label component our page now looks like this:
NetBeans automatically assigns some default items to our drop-down list. We need
to modify them to suit our needs. We can accomplish this by right-clicking on the
drop-down list and selecting Configure Default Options... .
At this point a window pops up allowing us to enter options for our drop-down. By
default we should see three options labeled: Item 1 , Item 2 , and Item 3 , with values
of item1 , item2 , and item3 , respectively. Clicking on each value makes the field
editable; we can modify each one to fit our needs.