The ASP.NET MVC 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.
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 control uses the data manager to manage data and has customization options for data requests and processing.
The ASP.NET MVC Dropdown List Control 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.
The ASP.NET MVC Dropdown List Control filter queries can be customized. You can also use your own filter libraries to filter data like Fuzzy search.
The ASP.NET MVC Dropdown List Control has built-in diacritic character sensitivity support. This behavior can be turned on or off.
The filtered search can be customized with case sensitivity, and you can set the number of characters required to make a filtered search.
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) can be customized.
Design your own header for the pop-up list using a header template.
Define the custom appearance of each list item using an item template.
Design your own custom footer for the pop-up list using a footer template.
Define a custom appearance for a selected value in the drop-down input box using a value template.
Configure the custom look of a pop-up list when no items are available to display in the filter search functionality.
Each list item of the pop-up list is configurable with a custom icon to improve readability and visualization.
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.
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.
The Dropdown List is a form control that seamlessly supports HTML forms and obtains values on form submission actions.
The width and height of the pop-up option list is customizable.
You can display items in ascending or descending order in a pop-up select option list.
The ASP.NET Core Dropdown List control placeholder can float like a martial design with impressive animation.
The control provides a responsive mode that gives an adaptive, redesigned UI appearance to mobile devices and is at ease with touch actions.
Developers can customize all UI elements and control their behaviors according to the end user’s requirement using the control’s rich set of client-side APIs.
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