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Overview

The HTML5/JavaScript MultiSelect Dropdown is a quick replacement for the HTML select tag for selecting multiple values. HTML MultiSelect Dropdown is a textbox control that allows the user to type or select multiple values from a list of predefined options. It has several out-of-the-box features such as data binding, filtering, grouping, tagging with custom values, and checkbox mode.


Data binding

You can bind data from a variety of data sources like an array of primitive data, JSON data collections, or a remote data source using various kinds of adaptors such as OData, OData V4, URL, JSON, and Web API. This uses JavaScript data manager to manage data and has customization option for data request and processing.

HTML5/JavaScript MultiSelect Dropdown with data binding


Render modes

Various render modes are available to visualize selected items.

JavaScript MultiSelect Dropdown with chip mode

Chip mode (box mode)

Selected items are displayed as a chip (box) type in the MultiSelect input box.

JavaScript MultiSelect Dropdown with delimiter mode

Delimiter mode

The selected items are displayed with a delimiter character in the MultiSelect input box.

JavaScript MultiSelect Dropdown with default rendering mode.

Hybrid mode(default mode)

By default, the selected items are displayed as chip type when the control is in focus. Otherwise, they’re displayed with a delimiter character.


Filtering and searching

The JavaScript MultiSelect Dropdown has built-in filtering support with a rich set of filtering configurations available.

JavaScript MultiSelect Dropdown with custom filtering Fuzzy search.

Custom filtering

The JavaScript MultiSelect Dropdown filter query can be customized. You can also use your own filter libraries to filter data like Fuzzy search.

JavaScript MultiSelect Dropdown filter with diacritic symbols.

The JavaScript MultiSelect Dropdown control has built-in diacritic character sensitivity support. This behavior can be turned on or off.

JavaScript MultiSelect Dropdown with case sensitivity.

Filter settings

The filter search can be customized with case sensitivity, and the number of characters needed to make the filter search can be set.


UI customization with templates

Use templates to change the appearance of the selection pop-up list items, the header and footer of the selection pop-up list, and the Multiselect Dropdown input box selected values.

JavaScript MultiSelect Dropdown with header template in pop-up list.

Header template

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

JavaScript MultiSelect Dropdown with item template in pop-up list.

Item template

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

JavaScript MultiSelect Dropdown with footer template in pop-up list.

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

JavaScript MultiSelect Dropdown with value template.

Value template

Define the custom appearance of selected values using a value template.

JavaScript MultiSelect Dropdown with no record template in pop-up list.

Empty record template

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

JavaScript MultiSelect Dropdown list items with icons.

MultiSelect items icons

Each list item of a pop-up list can be configured with a custom icon or image to improve readability and visualization.


JavaScript MultiSelect Dropdown with check boxes.

MultiSelect Dropdown check box

The HTML5/JavaScript MultiSelect Dropdown control has check box support. Enabling a check box on each item helps the user handle multiple selected values. It also has Select All option.


Selection limit

You can limit the number of items that can be selected in a drop-down.

JavaScript MultiSelect Dropdown with value selection limit.


Chip customization

You can customize the selected chip (value) element appearance on value selection action.


Tagging custom value

Tag the new values that are not present in the predefined list.

JavaScript MultiSelect Dropdown with tagging of custom values.


JavaScript MultiSelect Dropdown with category grouping.

Grouping with category

Group the popup list items with the corresponding category which masks easy to pick the item quickly from the dropdown, also increase the visual experience of the user.


Pop-up dimension

The width and height of a pop-up option list are customizable.

JavaScript MultiSelect Dropdown with pop-up dimension adjustment.


JavaScript MultiSelect Dropdown with HTML form validation.

HTML form support

The JavaScript MultiSelect Dropdown is a form control, seamlessly supporting HTML forms and obtaining values on form submission.


Sortable list items

You can display items in the ascending or descending order in a popup list.

JavaScript MultiSelect Dropdown with item sorting.


Responsive MultiSelect Dropdown

A responsive mode gives an adaptive, redesigned UI appearance for mobile devices and recognizes touch gestures.

Developer-friendly APIs

Developers can customize all UI elements and control their behaviors using the control’s rich set of client-side APIs.


Built-in themes

The JavaScript MultiSelect control is shipped with several built-in themes such as material, bootstrap, fabric (Office 365), and high contrast. Customize any one of these built-in themes or create new themes by either simply overriding SASS variables or using our Theme Studio application.

Accessibility

  • Fully supports WAI-ARIA accessibility that makes list view accessible to on-screen readers and assistive devices.

  • Follows WAI-ARIA best practices best practices for implementing keyboard interaction.

  • Follows WCAG 2.0standard in design for the UI element visuals such as foreground color, background color, line spacing, text, and images.

  • Supports right-to-left (RTL) direction for users working in right-to-left languages like Hebrew, Arabic, or Persian.


Other frameworks

The JavaScript MultiSelect Dropdown control control is also available in Angular, React, Vue and Blazor frameworks that are built from their own TypeScript libraries.


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