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The Angular Dropdown List is a quick replacement of the HTML select tags. It has a rich appearance and allows users to select a single value that is non-editable from a list of predefined values. It has several out-of-the-box features, such as data binding, filtering, grouping, UI customization, accessibility, and preselected values.

Angular Dropdown List with data binding.

Data binding

You can bind data from a variety of data sources in an array from primitive data, JSON data collections, or a remote data source using different kinds of adaptors such as OData, OData V4, URL, JSON, and Web API. The component uses the data manager to manage data and has customization options for data requests and processing.

Filtering and searching drop-down lists

The Angular UI Dropdown List Component has built-in filtering support with a rich set of filtering configurations available to match all your application needs. Enable the filtering functionality to show the search input box in the drop-down pop-up list.

Angular Dropdown List with custom filtering like Fuzzy search.

Custom filtering

The Angular Dropdown List Component filter queries can be customized. You can also use your own filter libraries to filter data like Fuzzy search.

Angular Dropdown List filter with diacritic symbols.

The Angular Dropdown List Component has built-in diacritic character sensitivity support. This behavior can be turned on or off.

Angular select Dropdown List with case sensitivity

Filter settings

The filtered search can be customized with case sensitivity, and you can set the number of characters required to make a filtered search.

UI customization with templates

The appearance (style) of each item displayed in the selection pop-up list, header and footer of the selection pop-up list, and the drop-down input box (select box) in angular dropdown menu can be customized.

Angular select Dropdown List with Header template in selection list.

Header template

Design your own header for the pop-up list using a header template.

Angular Dropdown List with item template.

Item template

Define the custom appearance of each list item using an item template.

Angular Dropdown List with footer template in selection list.

Design your own custom footer for the pop-up list using a footer template.

Angular Dropdown List with value template.

Value template

Define a custom appearance for a selected value in the drop-down input box using a value template.

Angular Dropdown List with empty record template.

Empty record template

Configure the custom look of a pop-up list when no items are available to display in the filter search functionality.

Angular Dropdown List with selection list items icon.

Each list item of the pop-up list is configurable with a custom icon to improve readability and visualization.

Cascading drop-down list

Create a cascading drop-down list to help the user populate data to the next-level drop-downs based on the selected value of the parent Dropdown List.

Angular Dropdown List with category grouping.

Grouping with category

Group the pop-up list items with the corresponding category, making it easy to pick an item quickly from the select drop-down and increase the visual experience of the user.

Angular form validations

The Angular Dropdown List seamlessly supports angular template-driven forms and reactive forms. The two types of validation are,

  • Required validation

  • Maximum length validation

Angular Dropdown List with Form validation

Angular Dropdown List with selection popup dimension adjustment.

The width and height of the pop-up option list is customizable.

Sortable list items

You can display items in ascending or descending order in a pop-up select option list.

Angular Dropdown List with sorting.

Angular Dropdown List with floating label.

The Angular Dropdown List component placeholder can float like a martial design with impressive animation.

Responsive drop-down list

The component provides a responsive mode that gives an adaptive, redesigned UI appearance to mobile devices and is at ease with touch actions.

Angular DropDownList Code Example

Easily get started with the Angular DropDownList using a few simple lines of TS codes as demonstrated below. Also explore our Angular DropDownList Example that shows you how to render and configure a DropDownList in Angular.

<div id="action-description">
    <p>This sample demonstrates the default functionalities of the DropDownList. Click the DropDownList element and select an item from the <code>options</code> list.
    The selected item's <code>value</code> and <code>text</code> property values will be shown the in property panel.</p>

<div class="control-section">
    <div class="col-lg-9  content-wrapper" style="height: 350px">
        <div style="margin: 0px auto; width:250px; padding-top: 40px;">
            <ejs-dropdownlist id='games' #sample [dataSource]='sportsData' (change)='onChange($event)' [value]='value' [fields]='fields' [placeholder]='waterMark' [popupHeight]='height'></ejs-dropdownlist>
    <div class="col-lg-3 property-section">
        <div class="property-panel-section">
            <div class="property-panel-header">Properties</div>
            <div class="property-panel-content">
                <table id="property" title="Properties" style="width: 100%; margin:10px">
                        <td style="padding:5px; width:25%">Value</td>
                        <td>:<span id='value' style='padding-left:10px'></span></td>
                        <td style="padding:5px; width:25%">Text</td>
                        <td>:<span id='text' style='padding-left:10px'></span></td>
 * DropDownList Default functionality Sample
import { Component, ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
import { DropDownListComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-dropdowns';
    selector: 'control-content',
    templateUrl: 'default.html'
export class DefaultDropDownListComponent {
    public listObj: DropDownListComponent;
    // define the JSON of data
    public sportsData: Object[] = [
        { Id: 'Game1', Game: 'American Football' },
        { Id: 'Game2', Game: 'Badminton' },
        { Id: 'Game3', Game: 'Basketball' },
        { Id: 'Game4', Game: 'Cricket' },
        { Id: 'Game5', Game: 'Football' },
        { Id: 'Game6', Game: 'Golf' },
        { Id: 'Game7', Game: 'Hockey' },
        { Id: 'Game8', Game: 'Rugby' },
        { Id: 'Game9', Game: 'Snooker' },
        { Id: 'Game10', Game: 'Tennis' }
    // maps the appropriate column to fields property
    public fields: Object = { text: 'Game', value: 'Id' };
    // set the height of the popup element
    public height: string = '220px';
    // set the placeholder to DropDownList input element
    public waterMark: string = 'Select a game';
    // set the value to select an item based on mapped value at initial rendering
    public value: string = 'Game3';
    public onChange(args: any): void {
        let value: Element = document.getElementById('value');
        let text: Element = document.getElementById('text');
        // update the text and value property values in property panel based on selected item in DropDownList
        value.innerHTML = this.listObj.value.toString();
        text.innerHTML = this.listObj.text;
    ngAfterViewInit(e: any): void {
        // call the change event's function after initialized the component.

Other supported frameworks

Dropdown List is also available in Blazor, React, Vue, and JavaScript frameworks. Check out the different Dropdown List platforms from the links below,

Angular version compatibility

With continuous improvement in Angular versions, the Angular Dropdown List is kept up to date to make it compatible with the latest version.

Web accessibility

  • Fully supports WAI-ARIA accessibility that makes a list view accessible to on-screen readers and assistive devices.
  • Follows WAI-ARIA best practices for implementing keyboard interaction.
  • Designed with UI element visuals such as foreground color, background color, line spacing, text, and images based on the WCAG 2.0 standard.
  • Supports right-to-left (RTL) direction for users working in right-to-left languages like Hebrew, Arabic, or Farsi.

Developer-friendly APIs

Developers can customize all UI elements and component their behaviors according to the end user’s requirement using the component’s rich set of client-side APIs.


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