Minimal Multiple Select Replacement With Live Search

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Minimal Multiple Select Replacement With Live Search

A minimal and dynamic Multiple Select replacement that allows you to select one or more options from a dropdown list and converts the selected options into removable tags.

The built-in live search functionality enables you to quickly filter options by value, which behaviors like Autocomplete.

How to use it:

1. Add the JavaScript jquery-multi-select.js and stylesheet jquery-multi-select.css to the page.

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

2. Define your data that will be used as options for the multiple select.

const myData = [
      {text: 'jquery', value: 1},
      {text: 'script', value: 4},
      {text: 'html', value: 3},
      {text: 'css', value: 2},
      {text: 'ruby', value: 6},
      {text: 'typeScript', value: 12},
      {text: 'react', value: 5},
      {text: 'vue', value: 8},
      {text: 'angular', value: 7},
      {text: 'golang', value: 10},
      {text: 'python', value: 16},
      {text: 'php', order: 15}

3. Call the function to generate a basic multiple select component in the container you specify.

<div class="example"></div>
  data: myData

4. Trigger a function every time you add or remove an option (tag). Possible parameters:

  • tags: options (tags) you just selected!
  • item: the item you just removed or addded
  • operate: add or delete
  data: myData,
  listen(tags, item, operate){
    console.log(tags, item, operate);

5. The plugin also provides a function to compare two values:

  data: myData,
  compare(item1, item2){
    if(item1.text.length > item2.text.length){
      return true;
    } else {
      return false;

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