Enhance & Beautify HTML Select Elements - SlickSelect

Enhance & Beautify HTML Select Elements - SlickSelect
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SlickSelect is a jQuery based select box replacement that helps you create an easy-to-style dropdown component or an iOS style scrollable and touchable picker view from native HTML select element.

How to use it:

1. Load the stylesheet SlickSelectScroll.css or SlickSelectScroll.css for the default styling of the custom select box.

<!-- Dropdown -->
<link href="css/SlickSelect.css" rel="stylesheet" />
<!-- iOS UI Picker View -->
<link href="css/SlickSelectScroll.css" rel="stylesheet" />

2. load the JavaScript SlickSelectScroll.js after jQuery but before the </body> tag.

<script src="/path/to/cdn/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="js/SlickSelect.js"></script>

3. Specify the placeholder text using the data-placeholder="Your Placeholder" attribute.

<select id="example" data-placeholder="Placeholder">
  <option value="test1">Test 1</option>
  <option value="test2">Test 2</option>
  <option value="test3">Test 3</option>
  <option value="test4">Test 4</option>
  <option value="test5">Test 5</option>
</select>

4. Call the function on the select element. That's it.

$("#example").SlickSelect();

5. Or convert the select element into an iOS UI Picker View.

$("#example").SlickSelect({
  scroll: true
  scrollSnapDist: 8, // Distance to snap to option
  clickDist: 8, //Distance to trigger click rather than scroll
});

6. Open the dropdown on mouse hover instead.

$("#example").SlickSelect({
  hover: true
});

7. Execute a callback function each time the option changes.

$("#example").SlickSelect({
  // options here
}).on("change", function(){
  console.log("CHANGE: ", $(this)[0].selectedIndex, $(this).val());
});

8. API methods.

// Called automatically
instance.SlickSelect.initialize(initialSelection);

// Destroys the SlickSelect instance
instance.SlickSelect.destroy();

// Opens the dropdown
instance.SlickSelect.open();

// Closes the  dropdown
instance.SlickSelect.close();

// Selects an option
// Passing -1 will select the placeholder if present
instance.SlickSelect.selectOption(option);

// Updates the options
instance.SlickSelect.update();

// Returns true if the dropdown is open
instance.SlickSelect.isOpen();

// Returns the selected index
// Returns -1 if the placeholder is selected
instance.SlickSelect.selectedIndex();

// Returns the selected value
instance.SlickSelect.value();

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by koga73. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.