How can I add a remove button similar to the Parent property in Object?

Actually, I need to create something exactly similar to the Parent property where I can optionally select an object from objects according to a criteria.

My problem is how to make it optional or how to add a remove button. Unlike an EnumProperty.

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One way is via a UILayout.prop_search

In example below the string property scene.target_object is set to the name of one of the objects in the scene. Also note the "X" remove button once set.

import bpy
from bpy.props import StringProperty

class HelloWorldPanel(bpy.types.Panel):
    """Creates a Panel in the Object properties window"""
    bl_label = "Hello World Panel"
    bl_idname = "OBJECT_PT_hello"
    bl_space_type = 'PROPERTIES'
    bl_region_type = 'WINDOW'
    bl_context = "scene"

    def draw(self, context):
        layout = self.layout

        scene = context.scene

        row = layout.row()
        row.prop_search(scene, "target_object", scene, "objects")

def register():
    bpy.types.Scene.target_object = StringProperty()

def unregister():

if __name__ == "__main__":

On the selecting objects by a criteria, you can also use a user defined collection property as the search data. For instance in my sound_drivers addon scene.driver_objects is defined as a PointerProperty, scene.driver_objects.armatures is a CollectionProperty. The collection is populated by all the armatures (by name) with drivers in the scene.

    row.prop_search(scene, "target_object",
                    scene.driver_objects, "armatures")

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