Searchable Combobox Plugin with jQuery - multilist

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Searchable Combobox Plugin with jQuery - multilist

multilist is a jQuery plugin that turns an DIV element into a searchable/filterable dropdown combo list with checkboxes.

How to use it:

1. Include the jQuery multilist plugin's stylesheet to style the combo list.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/multilist.css">

2. Create an empty element as a container for the combo list.

<div id="demo" name="demo"></div>

3. Include the necessary jQuery library and the jQuery templates plugin at the bottom of the document.

<script src="//"></script>
<script src="jquery.tmpl.min.js"></script>

4. Include the jQuery multilist plugin's script after jQuery library.

<script src="js/multilist.js"></script>

5. Create an array of predefined data for the combo list.

var datalist = [
    {value: 1, text: 'foo'},
    {value: 2, text: 'bar'},
    {value: 3, text: 'baz'},
    {value: 4, text: 'qux'},
    {value: 5, text: 'quux'},
    {value: 6, text: 'corge'},
    {value: 7, text: 'grault'},
    {value: 8, text: 'garply'},
    {value: 9, text: 'waldo'},
    {value: 10, text: 'fred'},
    {value: 11, text: 'plugh'},
    {value: 12, text: 'xyzzy'},
    {value: 13, text: 'thud'},
    {value: 14, text: 'foobar'}

6. Call the plugin on the empty container you just created.

  datalist: datalist

7. override the default options listed below to customize your combo list.

// If set to true, the plugin will be initiated with a remove button. 
canRemove: false,

// data array
datalist: null,

// enable search/filter
enableSearch: true,

// onChange callback function will be called immediately after initialization
initWithCallback: true,

// Text label for the dropdown selector
labelText: '',

// Limit the amount of items that may be selected at once
maxSelected: 10,

// auto close if the number of selected items matches the maxSelected option
closeOnMax: false,

// callbacks
onChange: function () {},
onRemove: function () {},

// animation speed
// slow, fast or normal
transitionSpeed: 'fast',

// enable the single selection mode
single: false

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