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jQuery selective bower NPM version Dependency Status prs-welcome

A jquery plugin that used to tagging, selectors and so on.

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Main files

├── jquery-selective.js
├── jquery-selective.es.js
├── jquery-selective.min.js
└── css/
    ├── selective.css
    └── selective.min.css

Quick start

Several quick start options are available:

Download the latest build

Install From Bower

bower install jquery-selective --save

Install From Npm

npm install jquery-selective --save

Install From Yarn

yarn add jquery-selective

Build From Source

If you want build from source:

git clone git@github.com:amazingSurge/jquery-selective.git
cd jquery-selective
npm install
npm install -g gulp-cli babel-cli
gulp build



jquery-selective requires the latest version of jQuery and jquery-mousewheel if we need mouse wheel support.


Including files:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="/path/to/selective.css">
<script src="/path/to/jquery.js"></script>
<script src="/path/to/jquery.mousewheel"></script>
<script src="/path/to/jquery-selective.js"></script>

Required HTML structure

<div class="example"></div>


All you need to do is call the plugin on the element:

jQuery(function($) {


There are some example usages that you can look at to get started. They can be found in the examples folder.


jquery-selective can accept an options object to alter the way it behaves. You can see the default options by call $.selective.setDefaults(). The structure of an options object is as follows:

  namespace: 'selective',
  buildFromHtml: true,
  closeOnSelect: false,
  local: null,
  selected: null,
  withSearch: false,
  searchType: null, //'change' or 'keyup'
  ajax: {
    work: false,
    url: null,
    quietMills: null,
    loadMore: false,
    pageSize: null
  query: function() {}, //function(api, search_text, page) {},
  tpl: {
    frame: function() {
      return `<div class="${this.namespace}"><div class="${this.namespace}-trigger">${this.options.tpl.triggerButton.call(this)}<div class="${this.namespace}-trigger-dropdown"><div class="${this.namespace}-list-wrap">${this.options.tpl.list.call(this)}</div></div></div>${this.options.tpl.items.call(this)}</div>`;
    search: function() {
      return `<input class="${this.namespace}-search" type="text" placeholder="Search...">`;
    select: function() {
      return `<select class="${this.namespace}-select" name="${this.namespace}" multiple="multiple"></select>`;
    optionValue: function(data) {
      if('name' in data) {
        return data.name;
      } else {
        return data;
    option: function(content) {
      return `<option value="${this.options.tpl.optionValue.call(this)}">${content}</option>`;
    items: function() {
      return `<ul class="${this.namespace}-items"></ul>`;
    item: function(content) {
      return `<li class="${this.namespace}-item">${content}${this.options.tpl.itemRemove.call(this)}</li>`;
    itemRemove: function() {
      return `<span class="${this.namespace}-remove">x</span>`;
    triggerButton: function() {
      return `<div class="${this.namespace}-trigger-button">Add</div>`;
    list: function() {
      return `<ul class="${this.namespace}-list"></ul>`;
    listItem: function(content) {
      return `<li class="${this.namespace}-list-item">${content}</li>`;

  onBeforeShow: null,
  onAfterShow: null,
  onBeforeHide: null,
  onAfterHide: null,
  onBeforeSearch: null,
  onAfterSearch: null,
  onBeforeSelected: null,
  onAfterSelected: null,
  onBeforeUnselect: null,
  onAfterUnselect: null,
  onBeforeItemRemove: null,
  onAfterItemRemove: null,
  onBeforeItemAdd: null,
  onAfterItemAdd: null


Methods are called on selective instances through the selective method itself. You can also save the instances to variable for further use.

// call directly
// or
var api = $().data('selective');


Enable the selective functions.



Disable the selective functions.



Destroy the selective instance.



jquery-selective provides custom events for the plugin’s unique actions.

$('.the-element').on('selective::ready', function (e) {
  // on instance ready
Event Description
ready Fires when the instance is ready for API use.
enable Fired when the enable instance method has been called.
disable Fired when the disable instance method has been called.
destroy Fires when an instance is destroyed.

No conflict

If you have to use other plugin with the same namespace, just call the $.selective.noConflict method to revert to it.

<script src="other-plugin.js"></script>
<script src="jquery-selective.js"></script>
  // Code that uses other plugin's "$().selective" can follow here.

Browser support

Tested on all major browsers.

Safari Chrome Firefox Edge IE Opera
Latest ✓ Latest ✓ Latest ✓ Latest ✓ 9-11 ✓ Latest ✓

As a jQuery plugin, you also need to see the jQuery Browser Support.


Anyone and everyone is welcome to contribute. Please take a moment to review the guidelines for contributing. Make sure you're using the latest version of jquery-selective before submitting an issue. There are several ways to help out:


jquery-selective is built modularly and uses Gulp as a build system to build its distributable files. To install the necessary dependencies for the build system, please run:

npm install -g gulp
npm install -g babel-cli
npm install

Then you can generate new distributable files from the sources, using:

gulp build

More gulp tasks can be found here.


To see the list of recent changes, see Releases section.

Copyright and license

Copyright (C) 2016 amazingSurge.

Licensed under the LGPL license.

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