You can use Gravity Forms 1.4 beta, and use the Option/Value capabilities. Make the first option "Please Choose..." but don't give it a value. Then make the field required. The field will fail validation because there is no value.
You would, of course, then have to add values for the countries. You can do this either using the built in interface or the bulk add. In bulk add you separate the option/value with a pipe.
This would then parse and use United Kingdom for the option label and UK for the value.
1.4 final is getting ready to be released most likely later today.
Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday September 8, 2010 | Permalink