Autocomplete Dropdown List Plugin For jQuery - autocompleteDropdown

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Autocomplete Dropdown List Plugin For jQuery - autocompleteDropdown

autocompleteDropdown is a jQuery plugin that transforms the normal select element into a searchable dropdown list just like the autocomplete input interface. Supports both single and multiple selection.

How to use it:

1. Assume that you have a large select list as this:

<select multiple>
  <option value="AF">Afghanistan</option>
  <option value="AX">Åland Islands</option>
  <option value="AL">Albania</option>
  <option value="DZ">Algeria</option>
  <option value="AS">American Samoa</option>
  <option value="AD">Andorra</option>
  <option value="AO">Angola</option>
  <option value="AI">Anguilla</option>
  <option value="AQ">Antarctica</option>
  <option value="AG">Antigua and Barbuda</option>

2. Include the jQuery autocompleteDropdown.js script after jQuery library has been included.

<script src="//"></script>
<script src="jquery.autocompleteDropdown-min.js"></script>

3. Include the jQuery autocompleteDropdown.css stylesheet in the header of the document.

<link href="autocompleteDropdown.css" rel="stylesheet">

4. Just call the main function autocompleteDropdown on the select element and the plugin will do the rest.


5. Here are the default options to customize the autocomplete dropdown list.


  // placeholder for the search field
  customPlaceholderText: "Search...",

  // default CSS classes
  wrapperClass: 'autocomplete-dropdown',
  inputClass: 'acdd-input',

  // allows additions to the select field
  allowAdditions: true,

  // text to show when no results
  noResultsText: 'No results found',

  // callbacks
  onChange: function() {
    window.console.log('select has changed');
  onSelect: function() {
    window.console.log('an option has been selected');

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This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by prolificjones82. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.