Core options


Options can be passed via data attributes or JavaScript. For data attributes, append the option name to data-, as in data-style="" or data-selected-text-format="count".

Name Type Default Description
actionsBox boolean false

When set to true, adds two buttons to the top of the dropdown menu (Select All & Deselect All).

container string | false false

When set to a string, appends the select to a specific element or selector, e.g., container: 'body' | '.main-body'

countSelectedText string | function function

Sets the format for the text displayed when selectedTextFormat is count or count > #. {0} is the selected amount. {1} is total available for selection.

When set to a function, the first parameter is the number of selected options, and the second is the total number of options. The function must return a string.

deselectAllText string 'Deselect All'

The text on the button that deselects all options when actionsBox is enabled.

dropdownAlignRight boolean | 'auto' false

Align the menu to the right instead of the left. If set to 'auto', the menu will automatically align right if there isn't room for the menu's full width when aligned to the left.

dropupAuto boolean true

checks to see which has more room, above or below. If the dropup has enough room to fully open normally, but there is more room above, the dropup still opens normally. Otherwise, it becomes a dropup. If dropupAuto is set to false, dropups must be called manually.

header string false

adds a header to the top of the menu; includes a close button by default

hideDisabled boolean false

removes disabled options and optgroups from the menu data-hide-disabled: true

iconBase string 'glyphicon'

Set the base to use a different icon font instead of Glyphicons. If changing iconBase, you might also want to change tickIcon, in case the new icon font uses a different naming scheme.

liveSearch boolean false

When set to true, adds a search box to the top of the selectpicker dropdown.

liveSearchNormalize boolean false

Setting liveSearchNormalize to true allows for accent-insensitive searching.

liveSearchPlaceholder string null

When set to a string, a placeholder attribute equal to the string will be added to the liveSearch input.

liveSearchStyle string 'contains'

When set to 'contains', searching will reveal options that contain the searched text. For example, searching for pl with return both Apple, Plum, and Plantain. When set to 'startsWith', searching for pl will return only Plum and Plantain.

maxOptions integer | false false

When set to an integer and in a multi-select, the number of selected options cannot exceed the given value.

This option can also exist as a data-attribute for an <optgroup>, in which case it only applies to that <optgroup>.

maxOptionsText string | array | function function

The text that is displayed when maxOptions is enabled and the maximum number of options for the given scenario have been selected.

If a function is used, it must return an array. array[0] is the text used when maxOptions is applied to the entire select element. array[1] is the text used when maxOptions is used on an optgroup. If a string is used, the same text is used for both the element and the optgroup.

mobile boolean false

When set to true, enables the device's native menu for select menus.

multipleSeparator string ', '

Set the character displayed in the button that separates selected options.

noneSelectedText string 'Nothing selected'

The text that is displayed when a multiple select has no selected options.

selectAllText string 'Select All'

The text on the button that selects all options when actionsBox is enabled.

selectedTextFormat 'values' | 'static' | 'count' | 'count > x' (where x is an integer) 'values'

Specifies how the selection is displayed with a multiple select.

'values' displays a list of the selected options (separated by multipleSeparator. 'static' simply displays the select element's title. 'count' displays the total number of selected options. 'count > x' behaves like 'values' until the number of selected options is greater than x; after that, it behaves like 'count'.

selectOnTab boolean false

When set to true, treats the tab character like the enter or space characters within the selectpicker dropdown.

showContent boolean true

When set to true, display custom HTML associated with selected option(s) in the button. When set to false, the option value will be displayed instead.

showIcon boolean true

When set to true, display icon(s) associated with selected option(s) in the button.

showSubtext boolean false

When set to true, display subtext associated with a selected option in the button.

showTick boolean false

Show checkmark on selected option (for items without multiple attribute).

size 'auto' | integer | false 'auto'

When set to 'auto', the menu always opens up to show as many items as the window will allow without being cut off.

When set to an integer, the menu will show the given number of items, even if the dropdown is cut off.

When set to false, the menu will always show all items.

style string | null null

When set to a string, add the value to the button's style.

tickIcon string 'glyphicon-ok'

Set which icon to use to display as the "tick" next to selected options.

title string | null null

The default title for the selectpicker.

width 'auto' | 'fit' | css-width | false (where css-width is a CSS width with units, e.g. 100px) false

When set to auto, the width of the selectpicker is automatically adjusted to accommodate the widest option.

When set to a css-width, the width of the selectpicker is forced inline to the given value.

When set to false, all width information is removed.

windowPadding integer | array 0

This is useful in cases where the window has areas that the dropdown menu should not cover - for instance a fixed header. When set to an integer, the same padding will be added to all sides. Alternatively, an array of integers can be used in the format [top, right, bottom, left].

Events


Bootstrap-select exposes a few events for hooking into select functionality.

hide.bs.select, hidden.bs.select, show.bs.select, and shown.bs.select all have a relatedTarget property, whose value is the toggling anchor element.

Event Type Description
show.bs.select This event fires immediately when the show instance method is called.
shown.bs.select This event is fired when the dropdown has been made visible to the user (will wait for CSS transitions, to complete).
hide.bs.select This event is fired immediately when the hide instance method has been called.
hidden.bs.select This event is fired when the dropdown has finished being hidden from the user (will wait for CSS transitions, to complete).
loaded.bs.select This event fires after the select has been initialized.
rendered.bs.select This event fires after the render instance has been called.
refreshed.bs.select This event fires after the refresh instance has been called.
changed.bs.select This event fires after the select's value has been changed. It passes through event, clickedIndex, newValue, oldValue.
$('#mySelect').on('hidden.bs.select', function (e) {
  // do something...
});