Flexible Bootstrap 4 Dropdown Plugin With jQuery - Bootstrap 4 Select

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Flexible Bootstrap 4 Dropdown Plugin With jQuery - Bootstrap 4 Select

This is a jQuery extension for the Silviomoreto's Bootstrap Select plugin that enhances the default Bootstrap 4 dropdown components with live search, multiple selection, custom styling, select/deselect all support.

How to use it:

1. Include the necessary Bootstrap 4 framework and other required resources on the web page.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="/path/to/cdn/bootstrap.min.css" />
<script src="/path/to/cdn/jquery.slim.min.js"></script>
<script src="/path/to/cdn/bootstrap.min.js"></script>

2. Include the JavaScript bootstrap-select.js and style sheet bootstrap-select.css on the page.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="bootstrap-select.css">
<script src="bootstrap-select.js"></script>

3. Call the plugin with default options on the existing select element and done.

var mySelect = $('select').selectpicker();;

4. The plugin comes with lots of configuration options to customize the Bootstrap 4 dropdown components. Override the values as displayed below and pass them as an object to the selectpicker function.

var mySelect = $('select').selectpicker({

    // text for no selection
    noneSelectedText: 'Nothing selected',

    // text for no result
    noneResultsText: 'No results matched {0}',

    // Sets the format for the text displayed when selectedTextFormat is count or count > #. {0} is the selected amount. {1} is total available for selection.
    // When set to a function, the first parameter is the number of selected options, and the second is the total number of options. 
    // The function must return a string.
    countSelectedText: function (numSelected, numTotal) {
      return (numSelected == 1) ? "{0} item selected" : "{0} items selected";

    // The text that is displayed when maxOptions is enabled and the maximum number of options for the given scenario have been selected.
    // If a function is used, it must return an array. array[0] is the text used when maxOptions is applied to the entire select element. array[1] is the text used when maxOptions is used on an optgroup. 
    // If a string is used, the same text is used for both the element and the optgroup.
    maxOptionsText: function (numAll, numGroup) {
      return [
        (numAll == 1) ? 'Limit reached ({n} item max)' : 'Limit reached ({n} items max)',
        (numGroup == 1) ? 'Group limit reached ({n} item max)' : 'Group limit reached ({n} items max)'

    // Text for Select All button
    selectAllText: 'Select All',

    // Text for Deselect All button
    deselectAllText: 'Deselect All',

    // Shows done button
    doneButton: false,

    // Text for done button
    doneButtonText: 'Close',

    // custom separator
    multipleSeparator: ', ',

    // button styles
    styleBase: 'btn',
    style: 'btn-default',

    // dropdown size
    size: 'auto',

    // dropdown title
    title: null,

    // 'values' | 'static' | 'count' | 'count > x'
    selectedTextFormat: 'values',

    // dropdown width
    width: false,

    // e.g., container: 'body' | '.main-body'
    container: false,

    // hide disabled options
    hideDisabled: false,

    // shows sub text
    showSubtext: false,

    // shows icon
    showIcon: true,

    // shows content
    showContent: true,

    // auto dropup
    dropupAuto: true,

    // shows dropdown header
    header: false,

    // live search options
    liveSearch: false,
    liveSearchPlaceholder: null,
    liveSearchNormalize: false,
    liveSearchStyle: 'contains',

    // enables Select All / Deselect All box
    actionsBox: false,

    // icons
    iconBase: 'glyphicon',
    tickIcon: 'glyphicon-ok',

    // shows checkmark on selected option
    showTick: false,

    // custom template
    template: {
      caret: '<span class="caret"></span>'

    // string | array | function
    maxOptions: false,

    // enables the device's native menu for select menus
    mobile: false,

    // treats the tab character like the enter or space characters within the selectpicker dropdown.
    selectOnTab: false,

    // Align the menu to the right instead of the left.
    dropdownAlignRight: false,

    // e.g. [top, right, bottom, left]
    windowPadding: 0

5. API methods.

var mySelect = $('select').selectpicker({

    // options here


// Sets the selected value
mySelect.selectpicker('val', 'JQuery');
mySelect.selectpicker('val', ['jQuery','Script']);

// Selects all items

// Clears all

// Re-render

// Enables mobile scrolling
if( /Android|webOS|iPhone|iPad|iPod|BlackBerry/i.test(navigator.userAgent) ) {

// Sets styles
// Replace Class
mySelect.selectpicker('setStyle', 'btn-danger');
// Add Class
mySelect.selectpicker('setStyle', 'btn-large', 'add');
// Remove Class
mySelect.selectpicker('setStyle', 'btn-large', 'remove');

// Refreshes

// Toggles the drop down list

// Hides the drop down list

// Shows the drop down list

// Destroys the drop down list

6. Event handlers.

mySelect.on('show.bs.select', function (e) {
  // on show

mySelect.on('shown.bs.select', function (e) {
  // on shown

mySelect.on('hide.bs.select', function (e) {
  // on hide

mySelect.on('hidden.bs.select', function (e) {
  // do hidden

mySelect.on('loaded.bs.select', function (e) {
  // on loaded

mySelect.on('rendered.bs.select', function (e) {
  // on rendered

mySelect.on('refreshed.bs.select', function (e) {
  // on refreshed

mySelect.on('changed.bs.select', function (e) {
  // on changed



  • v1.12.15

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