Enhance Select Box With Search And Secondary Text - jQuery Better Dropdown

Enhance Select Box With Search And Secondary Text - jQuery Better Dropdown
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Better Dropdown is a jQuery plugin that transforms normal select boxes into a user-friendly, filterable dropdown list with a search box.

In addition, the plugin provides a Secondary Text functionality that lets you define a description of each option.

How to use it:

1. Download the plugin and copy the files into your application.

2. Include the following files in your project.

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

3. Attach the plugin to your select element. That's it.

<select id="better-dropdown-example">
  <option value="">--choose a ship--</option>
  <option value="Anubis">Anubis</option>
  <option value="Canterbury">Canterbury</option>
  <option value="Donnager">Donnager</option>
  <option value="Knight">Knight</option>
  <option value="Nauvoo">Nauvoo</option>
  <option value="Rocinante">Rocinante</option>
  <option value="Scopuli">Scopuli</option>
</select>
$(function(){
  $('#better-dropdown-example').betterDropdown();
});

4. You can specify the "displayTextBelow" opton on initialization to display secondary text below each option. To use this option add a "display-below-text" data attribute to each option in the select.

<select id="better-dropdown-example">
  <option value="">--select a user--</option>
  <option data-display-below-text="sbell">Stringer Bell</option>
  <option data-display-below-text="tcarcetti">Tommy Carcetti</option>
  <option data-display-below-text="cdavis">Clay Davis</option>
  <option data-display-below-text="lfreamon">Lester Freamon</option>
  <option data-display-below-text="kgreggs">Kima Greggs</option>
  <option data-display-below-text="olittle">Omar Little</option>
  <option data-display-below-text="jmcnulty">Jimmy McNulty</option>
</select>
$(function(){
  $('#better-dropdown-example').betterDropdown({
    displayTextBelow: true
  });
});

5. Destroy the custom dropdown and revert back to the native select:.

$(function(){
  $('#better-dropdown-example').betterDropdown({
    destroy: true
  });
});

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