Selectize is an extensible jQuery-based custom UI control. It's useful for tagging, contact lists, country selectors, and so on. It clocks in at around ~7kb (gzipped). The goal is to provide a solid & usable experience with a clean and powerful API.
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Selectize is an extensible jQuery-based custom <select> UI control. It's useful for tagging, contact lists, country selectors, and so on. It clocks in at around ~7kb (gzipped). The goal is to provide a solid & usable experience with a clean and powerful API.
- [Usage Documentation](docs/usage.md)
- [API Documentation](docs/api.md)
- [Plugin Documentation](docs/plugins.md)
- Browser Test Matrix
- Smart Option Searching / Ranking Options are efficiently scored and sorted on-the-fly (using sifter). Want to search an item's title and description? No problem.
- Caret between items Order matters sometimes. Use the ← and → arrow keys to move between selected items.
- Select & delete multiple items at once Hold down option on Mac or ctrl on Windows to select more than one item to delete.
- Díåcritîçs supported Great for international environments.
- Item creation Allow users to create items on the fly (async saving is supported; the control locks until the callback is fired).
- Remote data loading For when you have thousands of options and want them provided by the server as the user types.
- Clean API & code Interface with it and make modifications easily. Pull requests welcome!
- Extensible [Plugin API](docs/plugins.md) for developing custom features (uses microplugin).
- Touch Support Plays nice with iOS 5+ devices.
- jquery (1.7 and greater), as peer dependency
- - Note: it is installed automatically in development, or in projects using NPM 1 or 2. When using NPM from version 3 on, just a warning is thrown and the user needs to manually install an explicit version in their own project (e.g.
npm install --save [email protected]).
- sifter (bundled in ["standalone" build](dist/js/standalone))
- microplugin (bundled in ["standalone" build](dist/js/standalone))
- jquery-ui (required by
Installation and files
All pre-built files needed to use Selectize can be found in the ["dist"](dist/) folder.
If you're looking to get started with minimal fuss, include
standalone/selectize.min.js (bundles Sifter and Microplugin
dependencies – also available un-minified for debugging, just remove the
.min part) and
Selectize is available at cdnjs.
- [selectize.js](dist/js/standalone/selectize.js) — With dependencies, minus jquery
- [selectize.js](dist/js/selectize.js) — Without dependencies
- [selectize.scss](dist/scss/selectize.scss) — Core styles
- [selectize.default.less](dist/scss/selectize.default.scss) — Default theme
- [selectize.bootstrap3.scss](dist/scss/selectize.bootstrap3.scss) - Bootstrap 3 theme
- [selectize.bootstrap4.scss](dist/scss/selectize.bootstrap4.scss) - Bootstrap 4 theme
- [plugins/](dist/scss/plugins) — Individual plugin styles
- [selectize.less](dist/less/selectize.less) — Core styles
- [selectize.default.less](dist/less/selectize.default.less) — Default theme
- [selectize.bootstrap2.less](dist/less/selectize.bootstrap2.less) — Bootstrap 2 theme
- [selectize.bootstrap3.less](dist/less/selectize.bootstrap3.less) — Bootstrap 3 theme
- [plugins/](dist/less/plugins) — Individual plugin styles
- [selectize.css](dist/css/selectize.css) — Core styles
- [selectize.default.css](dist/css/selectize.default.css) — Default theme (with core styles)
- [selectize.bootstrap2.css](dist/css/selectize.bootstrap2.css) - Bootstrap 2 theme
- [selectize.bootstrap3.css](dist/css/selectize.bootstrap3.css) - Bootstrap 3 theme
- [selectize.bootstrap4.css](dist/css/selectize.bootstrap4.css) - Bootstrap 4 theme
The available options are [documented here](docs/usage.md).
To support Internet Explorer 8, es5-shim must be added your page.
<!--[if lt IE 9]><script src="http://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/es5-shim/2.0.8/es5-shim.min.js"></script><![endif]-->
By default, all [plugins](src/plugins) are included. To hand-pick what plugins (if any) to include, run
grunt with the "--plugins" flag. After this completes, grab the files you need from the ["dist"](dist) folder.
# dependencies npm install # build selectize grunt --plugins= grunt --plugins=* grunt --plugins=remove_button,restore_on_backspace
When issuing a pull request:
please do not include/commit changes in the
dist/folder to avoid merge conflicts. A good way to include the right files is to use
git addwhen committing to select the files you want to add to your commit.
please include tests with your feature so that we're not tempted to break it in the future!
Add an entry to the top of the CHANGELOG, and update the documentation
docs/ as needed. (Refactors and documentation changes don't need a
Squash your commits together in one or a few complete, logical commits, with a concise and descriptive message. One commit means one feature/bugfix/thing that has changed, or a diff bringing the code one step forward to a better, working state.
Once your commit is nice and clean, and you want to discard the other
changes, you can use
git checkout . (that will erase changes to
tracked files) and
git clean [-i/--interactive] (to erase untracked
files). However, be careful with those commands, as their function
is to erase things/changes.
Please ensure all the tests pass:
npm test # phantomjs BROWSERS=Firefox npm test BROWSERS=Firefox,Chrome npm test BROWSERS=Firefox,Chrome,Safari npm test
To run Selectize locally:
You can then run the examples in
However, be careful not to add the
dist/ files in your commit, as
Grunt automatically regenerates the files in
dist/ as the source is
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