jQuery Plugin For Searchable And Scrollable Select Lists - searchSelect

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jQuery Plugin For Searchable And Scrollable Select Lists - searchSelect

searchSelect is a tiny jQuery plugin that turns the default html select lists into searchable and scrollable lists (jQuery slimScroll plugin needed) without altering default select style.

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How to use it:

1. Include jQuery javascript library and jQuery searchSelect plugin on the web page

<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.min.js"></script>
<script src="jquery.searchselect.min.js"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="jquery.searchselect.css">

2. Include required jQuery slimScroll plugin after jQuery library

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

3. Create a select element


4. Add the items of the select list and call the plugin with options

var items = [



$(function() {
$('select').append('<option value="all" selected="selected">All</option>');
for (var i = 0; i < items.length; i++) {
$('select').append('<option value="' + (i + 1) + '">' + items[i].charAt(0).toUpperCase() + items[i].substring(1) + '</option>');

emptyMessage: 'No results..', // Text to display when result is empty. 
slimScrollWidth: 'none', //Width of visible scroll area. Stretch to parent if not set. 
slimScrollHeight: 'auto', // Height of visible scroll area. Supports auto for parent size. 
slimScrollSize: '7px', // Width of scrollbar. 
slimScrollPosition: 'right', // Sets the position of scrollbar. 
slimScrollColor: '#000000', // Color of scrollbar. 
slimScrollAlwaysVisible: false, // Disables scrollbar hide. 
slimScrollDistance: 0, // Distance from parent element. Used with position property.
slimScrollStart: 'top', // Initial position of scrollbar: top, bottom, $(element). 
slimScrollWheelStep: 20, // Integer value for mouse wheel delta.
slimScrollRailVisible: true, // Enables scrollbar rail.
slimScrollRailColor: '#F0F0F0', // Sets scrollbar rail color. 
slimScrollRailOpacity: 1, // Sets scrollbar rail opacity.
slimScrollAllowPageScroll: false, // Scroll page when bar reaches top or bottom. 
slimScrollDisableFadeOut: false, // Disables scrollbar auto fade.
slimScrollTouchScrollStep: 200 // Sensitivity for touch scroll events. 

Change log:

v1.1.1 (2013-09-27)

  • iOS click fix

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