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author-datalist is a fully-stylable datalist component. It is designed to match the functionality of browser default datalists while providing flexibility for customization if desired.

author-datalist is broken down into several components:

  • author-selected-options
  • author-options
  • author-option

This allows each part of the component to be styled directly. Each of these components can also be used standalone in other applications as well.

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There are 4 versions of this element:

  1. author-datalist.min.js (ES6 Minified for Production)
  2. author-datalist.js (ES6 Unminified for Debugging)
  3. author-datalist.es5.min.js (ES5 Minified for Production)
  4. author-datalist.es5.js (ES5 Unminified for Debugging)

You only need to choose one of these files. If you need to support Internet Explorer, older versions of Chrome/Firefox/Safari, then you likely need the ES5 version. Each version has it's own source map, so it's always possible to trace activity back to a specific code block in the source.

The simplest way to use author-datalist is in combination with author-control. This combination makes it simple to create totally stylable datalists. Placing a datalist tag inside an author-control will automatically generate a fully-functional author-datalist element and pair it with a label if provided.

Via Global CDN

    <script src="https://cdn.author.io/author-elements/base/1.0.0/author-base.min.js"></script>
    <script src="https://cdn.author.io/author-elements/datalist/x.x.x/author-datalist.min.js"></script>

Via npm

  1. If the base class is not yet installed, install it:

npm install @author.io/element-base -S

  1. Next, install the datalist module locally:

npm install @author.io/element-datalist -S

  1. If using with author-control, install it:

npm install @author.io/element-control -S

  1. Then include the components in your HTML:
    <script src="./node_modules/@author.io/element-base/dist/author-base.min.js"></script>
    <script src="./node_modules/@author.io/element-base/dist/author-control.min.js"></script>
    <script src="./node_modules/@author.io/element-datalist/dist/author-datalist.min.js"></script>

      <label>Basic Datalist</label>
      <input type="text" placeholder="Enter your search query">
      <datalist [placeholder="datalist an Option"]>
        <option value="Option 1">Option 1</option>
        <option value="Option 2">Option 2</option>
        <option value="Option 3">Option 3</option>

If using without author-control, lay out author-datalist manually using the following markup:

  <!-- <slot name="afterbegin"></slot> -->

  <!-- <slot name="beforeinput"></slot> -->
  <input slot="input" type="text" placeholder="Enter your search query">
  <!-- <slot name="afterinput"></slot> -->

  <!-- <slot name="beforeselectedoptions"></slot> -->
  <author-selected-options slot="selectedoptions"></author-selected-options>
  <!-- <slot name="beforeselectedoptions"></slot> -->

  <!-- <slot name="beforeoptions"></slot> -->
  <author-options slot="options">
    <author-option value="Option 1">Option 1</author-option>
    <author-option value="Option 2">Option 2</author-option>
    <author-option value="Option 3">Option 3</author-option>
  <!-- <slot name="afteroptions"></slot> -->

  <!-- <slot name="beforeend"></slot> -->

Additional elements can be added to the various slots within the markup if desired.

Customization and Styling

author-datalist is optimized for use with NGN Chassis, a PostCSS-powered CSS Framework and Preprocessor. If using author-datalist separately, it and all its child elements can be styled directly with CSS. For a quick start, download the default theme.

The child elements of author-datalist can also be used independently to create customized UI components. See also author-datalist.

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