Custom Searchable Dropdown List Plugin For jQuery

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Custom Searchable Dropdown List Plugin For jQuery

dropdownsearchlist.js is a jQuery custom select plugin that takes an array of options objects and converts them into a custom dropdown list with filterable functionality.

It can be helpful in long lists of options, where users can easily search through the options in the dropdown list by typing into a search field.

How to use it:

1. Add the jQuery dropdownsearchlist.js plugin's files to the page.

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

2. Add the Font Awesome iconic font to the page. OPTIONAL. You can override the default dropdown and search icons in the jquery.dropdownsearchlist.js.

<link href="/path/to/font-awesome.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />

3. Create an empty container to hold the searchable dropdown list.

<div id="example">
  
</div>

4. Define your options in a JS array as follows:

var items = [
    { 
      "id": "1", 
      "name": "jQuery" 
    },{ 
      "id": "2", 
      "name": "Script" 
    },{ 
      "id": "3", 
      "name": "Net" 
    },
    // more options here
];

5. Initialize the plugin and populate the dropdown list with the data you provide.

$("#example").createddsearchlist({
  payload: items,
});

6. Get the selected option using the onChange callback.

$("#example").createddsearchlist({
  payload: items,
  onChange: function (ev, data) {
    console.log(data);
    console.log(data.id);
    console.log(data.name);
  }
});

7. More plugin options to customize the dropdown list.

$("#example").createddsearchlist({
  instanceName: "wheelerware",
  defaultText: "Select an item",
  defaultId: null,
  fontSize: "14px",
  label: "", // e.g. "my list"
  searchPosition: "top", // or "bottom"
});

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