Customizable Dropdown Popup Plugin For jQuery - SelectBox

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Customizable Dropdown Popup Plugin For jQuery - SelectBox

SelectBox is a jQuery plugin to enhance the default select box that the users are allowed to select one or more options from a mobile-friendly dropdown popup.

More features:

  • Supports optgroup
  • Supports dependent select boxes.
  • Allows dynamic data.

How to use it:

1. Link to jQuery JavaScript library and the jQuery SelectBox plugin's file:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="SelectBox.css">
<script src="//"></script>
<script src="SelectBox.js"></script>

2. Just call the function SelectBox on the target select box and the plugin will do the rest.

  <option value="a">Apple</option>
  <option value="b" selected>Banana</option>
  <option value="o">Orange</option>
  <option value="m">Mango</option>
var select = $('select').SelectBox();

3. Add dynamic data to the select box in your JavaScript:

select.options = [
  { label: 'A1', value: 'a1' },
  { label: 'News'},
  { label: 'Domestic News', value: 'news-1', inGroup: true },
  { label: 'International News', value: 'news-2', inGroup: true },
  { label: 'A2', value: 'A2' }

4. If you want to create dependent dropdowns that will show options based on values of other select boxes.

<select class="selectBox" id="fruit">
  <option value="apple" data-type="1">Apple</option>
  <option value="banana" data-type="2">Banana</option>
  <option value="watermelon" data-type="3">Watermelon</option>

<select class="selectBox" id="variety-data">
  <option value="apple-bad" data-type="1">Bad</option>
  <option value="apple-green" data-type="1">Green</option>
  <option value="apple-red" data-type="1">Red</option>
  <option value="banana-green" data-type="2">Green</option>
  <option value="banana-red" data-type="2">Red</option>
  <option value="watermelon-green" data-type="3">Green</option>
  <option value="watermelon-red" data-type="3">Red</option>

var varietys = SelectBox.extract($('#variety-data'));
var fruit = new SelectBox($('#fruit'));
var variety = new SelectBox($('#variety')); {
  var fruit = this.selectBox;
  var type = $(fruit.current.option).attr('data-type');
  var data = varietys.filter(function(value) {
    if (value.type !== 'option')
      return false;
    return type == value.option.attr('data-type');
  variety.options = data;

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by xueyou2000. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.