Twitter & Facebook Like Mention Input Plugin with jQuery

Twitter & Facebook Like Mention Input Plugin with jQuery
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Mention Input is a jQuery plugin that pops-up an auto- complete/suggest dropdown list while you start typing '@' in textarea or input textbox, just you're used to on Facebook or Twitter.

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How to use it:

1. Load the required mention input plugin after jQuery JavaScript library.

<link href="jquery.mentionsInput.css" rel="stylesheet">
<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="jquery.mentionsInput.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

2. Load the needed underscore.js in your document.

<script src="//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/underscore.js/1.8.1/underscore-min.js"></script>

3. Insert a textarea with the CSS class 'mention' into your document.

<textarea class="mention">

4. Call the function on the textarea and setup the plugin.

$('textarea.mention').mentionsInput({
  onDataRequest:function (mode, query, callback) {
    var data = [
      { id:1, name:'Name 1', 'avatar':'avatar.gif', 'type':'contact' },
      { id:2, name:'Name 2', 'avatar':'avatar.gif', 'type':'contact' },
      { id:3, name:'Name 3', 'avatar':'avatar.gif', 'type':'contact' },
      { id:4, name:'Name 4', 'avatar':'avatar.gif', 'type':'contact' },
      { id:5, name:'Name 5', 'avatar':'avatar.gif', 'type':'contact' },
      { id:6, name:'Name 6', 'avatar':'avatar.gif', 'type':'contact' }
    ];

    data = _.filter(data, function(item) { return item.name.toLowerCase().indexOf(query.toLowerCase()) > -1 });

    callback.call(this, data);
  }
});

5. Default settings

//Char that respond to event
triggerChar   : '@', 

//Function where we can search the data
onDataRequest : $.noop, 

//Minimum chars to fire the event
minChars  : 2, 

//Show the avatars
showAvatars   : false, 

//Grow the textarea automatically
elastic   : true, 

//Classes to apply in each item
classes   : { 
  autoCompleteItemActive : "active" 
},

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