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Drop-Down List for JavaScript

The Drop-Down List is a textbox component that allows selection of a single value that is non-editable from the list of predefined values. This has several out of box features such as data binding, filtering, grouping, UI customization, accessibility, and more.

JavaScript Drop-Down List with Data binding

Data binding

You can bind data from a variety of data sources in the array of primitive data, JSON data collections, or remote data source using different kinds of adaptors such as OData, OData V4, URL, JSON, and Web API. This uses Essential JS 2’s data manager to manage data and also has customization option for data request and processing.


Built-in filtering support with a rich set of filtering configurations is available to match all your application needs.

JavaScript Drop-Down List with Diacritic sensitive filtering

Diacritic sensitivity

Drop-Down List has diacritic character sensitivity. This behavior can be turned on/off.

JavaScript Drop-Down List with Custom filtering

Custom filtering

You can customize the filter query or use your own filter libraries to set filtered data.

JavaScript Drop-Down List with Filtertype

Filter type

Provides support to filter data based on starts with, ends with, and contains.

JavaScript Drop-Down List with Minimum filter search character

Minimum search characters

Provides option to set the number of characters required to filter.

JavaScript Drop-Down List with Ignore filter text casing

Ignore filter text casing

You can filter data with or without considering the casing for typed characters.

UI customization

Control the appearance of each item displayed in the pop-up list using templating.

JavaScript Drop-Down List with Item template

Item template

Defines custom appearance of each list item using item template.

JavaScript Drop-Down List with Header template in pop-up

Header template

Designs its own header for the pop-up list using header template.

JavaScript Drop-Down List with Footer template in pop-up

Designs its own custom footer for the pop-up list using footer template.

JavaScript Drop-Down List with Value template

Value template

Defines custom appearance of the selected value using value template.

JavaScript Drop-Down List with Icons


Adds icons to each list item.

JavaScript Drop-Down List with Empty record template

Empty record

Configures custom look if there is no suggestion to display.


Provides an option to create cascading Drop-Down List, which helps the user populate data to the next level dropdowns based on the selected value of the parent Drop-Down List.

JavaScript Drop-Down List with Grouping


Groups the suggestions based on different categories with individual header.

Form validation

Seamlessly supports HTML forms, template-driven forms (Angular), and reactive forms.

JavaScript Drop-Down List with Form validation

JavaScript Drop-Down List with Pop-up dimension adjustment

Pop-up dimension

The width and height of the pop-up list are adjustable.

Sortable list items

You can display items in the ascending or descending order in a pop-up.

JavaScript Drop-Down List with Sorting

JavaScript Drop-Down List with Floating label

Floating label

Developer can control whether the placeholder should float or not.


Provides responsive mode that gives adaptive redesigned UI appearance for mobile devices and recognizes touch gestures.


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

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

  • Designed the UI element visuals such as foreground color, background color, line spacing, text, and images based on WCAG 2.0 standard.

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

Developer friendly APIs

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


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