Split Menu Button
Split menu buttons have two separate click areas:
- The primary click area to the left displays an icon and/or text label and performs an action immediately
- The click area to the right is an arrow that opens a drop down menu with appropriate variations of the default action.
- All options in a split menu button should initiate an action.
- Do not use submenus.
Example of a split menu button.
I've change this from what was written so far in the wiki
I think this is wrong - you need an additional button to then initiate the action, it doesn't make sense - it's a drop down...I think it's only a split button however, some drop downs look like text fields, and some like buttons (but it's not a button issue, it's a drop down issue, due to definition of button...)