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JavaScript

jamesjones21
jamesjones21
9,260 Points

I'm looking for a solution...

I'm looking to build a editable drop down box, which allows the user to select from the drop down list, or to type their own. Would anyone know of any good tutorials?

Sounds like Select2

jamesjones21
jamesjones21
9,260 Points

Thanks deebird I will look at this, hopefully it's up to date :)

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
220,378 Points

What you're describing is often called a combo box, and the HTML implementation involves pairing a text input with a datalist element, for example:

<input type="text" name="fruit" list="fruitlist">
<datalist id="fruitlist">
    <option value="apple">
    <option value="orange">
    <option value="banana">
</datalist>

But note that support for it is not available (or complete) in all browsers.

jamesjones21
jamesjones21
9,260 Points

I'll give it a look :) but if not I'll try js to create an array and have suggestions pop up when they enter something :)