Transform Select Box Into Bootstrap Dropdown - bootstrapSelect

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Transform Select Box Into Bootstrap Dropdown - bootstrapSelect

bootstrapSelect is a jQuery/Bootstrap plugin which transforms the normal select box into a customizable, filterable Bootstrap dropdown list for better user experience.

Compatible with both Bootstrap 4 and Bootstrap 3 frameworks.

It also supports multiple select that allows the users to select multiple list items with checkboxes.

How to use it:

1. Load the bootstrapSelect.css and bootstrapSelect.js in the Bootstrap project.

<!-- Stylesheet -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/path/to/bootstrap.min.css">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/path/to/bootstrapSelect.css">
<!-- JavaScript -->
<script src="/path/to/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="/path/to/bootstrap.min.js"></script>
<script src="/path/to/bootstrapSelect.js"></script>

2. Attach the function bootstrapSelect to the regular select element and done.

<select id="multChoice" size="3" multiple="">
  <option class="swimming" value="swimming">Swimming</option>
  <option class="running" value="running">Running</option>
  <option class="walking" value="walking">Walking</option>
  <option class="soccer" value="soccer">Soccer</option>
  <option value="tv">Watching TV</option>
$("#multChoice").bootstrapSelect("init", { 
  // options here

3. All possible options to customize the plugin.

$("#multChoice").bootstrapSelect("init", { 
  width: 120,
  className: 'bs-select',
  maxWidth: 500,
  maxHeight: 400,
  isDisabled: false,
  isMultiple: false,
  marginLeft: '0px',
  tooltip: { "message": "hello World !", "position": "top" },
  multipleSize: -1,
  translations: { "all": "All", "items": "items" },
  search: false, // enables live search here
  placeHolder: "

4. API methods.

// clear the selection

// select a value

// show an option
$("#multChoice").bootstrapSelect("showOption", "tv");

// hide an option
$("#multChoice").bootstrapSelect("hideOption", "tv");

// enable

// disable

// destroy


v0.8.8 (2019-09-18)

  • Corrected the space between the search box and the items
  • Changed check marks design

v0.8.7 (2019-08-31)

  • Added placeholder option
  • Bugfixed

v0.8.6 (2019-08-30)

  • Added destroy method

v0.8.5 (2019-08-29)

  • Added live search functionality

v0.8.4 (2019-08-27)

  • Added a new option "maxHeigth"
  • Nicer scrollbar for webKit only with ::-webkit-scrollbar


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