Updated on Dec 06, 2021

Advanced Angular picker component

Use it in responsive webapps and Ionic Angular projects with desktop and mobile optimized look & feel

Advanced select component for single and multiple value selection. Provides a great alternative to the native dropdown with enhanced UX. Renders a scroller on touch and a dropdown on desktop. Use it in custom event add/edit forms or on any input, field and form.

With the built-in filtering and templating capabilities create custom pickers.

The select can be picked up as part of Scheduling & calendaring and the Complete licenses.

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Select - Mobile & Desktop usage

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Mobile & Desktop usage
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Use the select/combobox for both mobile and desktop or set it up responsively.

The main difference between the two rendering modes is how the picker is laid out. Set the touchUi option to false and the component shows up suitable for larger screens and pointer interaction while setting it to true renders it suitable for touch screens.

Use it on an existing form field, custom input, native select, ion-input or use it on Mobiscroll form fields. You can also embed it directly into your page. When linked to an input, the component will be shown on focus or when someone clicks on the field. Alternatively, you can leave the input editable and show the component only on a button click.

Handle different screen sizes by setting it up responsively  Check out the responsive demo →

Select - Responsive behavior

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The select has a liquid layout, which means it nicely adapts to its surroundings. There are times however when you would like to set up the component responsively.

Use the responsive option to configure the picker and change the options based on the viewport width. There are five predefined breakpoints:

  • xsmall - min-width: 0px
  • small - min-width: 576px
  • medium - min-width: 768px
  • large - min-width: 992px
  • xlarge - min-width: 1200px
  • use custom for setting a custom breakpoint

It is a good idea to change the display or controls option to tailor the UX. This way you can have a bottom positioned calendar on mobile, a popover anchored to the input on tablet and desktop display on large sceens.

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Select - Understanding display modes

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The select/combobox has five built-in display modes that can be controlled through the display option:

  • top - modal that slides down from the top
  • bottom - modal that slides up from the bottom
  • center - modal that shows up in the middle with a pop animation
  • anchored - modal that shows up anchored to an input or any dom element
  • inline - embeddable picker that is rendered into the markup without its own modal

Use the touchUi option to switch between touch optimized mobile renderign and pointer optimized desktop renderign. It can be dynamically switched with the help of the responsive option.

The defaults change on a theme to theme basis. The ios theme comes with bottom on mobile and anchored on desktop while the material and windows themes have center on mobile and anchored on desktop.

Want to see how to set up responsiveness?  Check out the previous example →

Select - Populating the picker

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The select component takes care of rendering data in a scrollable and consumable way for the user. The date can be passed a couple of different ways:

  • Inline HTML, embedded in the markup - This is good if you only have a couple of static options.
  • With the data option - If you want to load model data this is the way to do it. This is the way to populate the select if you want to create a custom item template.
  • Remote data - Load it through the data option from a remote api/data source.

Select - Templating

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By default the select takes the item.text and item.value of the data array items and populates the select. Besides the basic text/value interpretation you can write custom templates to render any custom markup as a scrollable list.

With the help of the itemTemplate option you can write a custom template where any data field can be used. You'll also want to make sure that the itemHeight is set accordingly.

Select - Country Dropdown

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Use the select component as a country picker on mobile and desktop. You can add the dropdown to any input or use Mobiscroll input fields. If you don’t want to make it a dropdown, you can embed the picker inline right into a page.

Search is enabled through the filter option.

In this example the data is loaded from a remote JSON in the following format: { “value”: “FJ”, “group”: “F”, “text”: “Fiji” } and the flags are loaded from our server. For your implementation you should embed the list and flags into your own page.

For the image & text rendering use a custom item template.

Select - Image & text

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An image & text value picker can be easily implemented by building a custom item template. Pass the items with its base properties, like text and value and all the custom properties needed to the data array.

Select - Multiline select

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Sometimes, the items of the select can get very long and they won't fit a single line. For those cases you can use the custom item templating and itemHeight to solve the rendering problems.

Select - Single select

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Single value selection is the default behavior of the picker. You can explicitly enable it by setting the selectMultiple to false.

You can dynamically switch between single and multiple select.

Looking for multiple select?  Check out the next example →

Select - Multiple select

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Use it on mobile and desktop for listing different options with multiple select. It can be tied to an input, native select or rendered inline. Turn it on by setting selectMultiple to true.

As an alternative to the checkbox list it works great for category filtering... eg. e-commerce solutions.

Looking for single value selection?  Check out the previous example →

Select - Group options

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Enable group headers though the group property of the options or the optgroup of the native select.

Grouping works for both single and multiple select pickers.

Select - Group options

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Enable group headers though the group property of the options or the optgroup of the native select.

Grouping works for both single and multiple select pickers.

Select - Filtering

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Enable filtering by setting the filter option to true. Filtering happens on the client side by default, however remote filtering can be implmented using the onFilter event.

Select - Multi level hierarchy

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Multiple selects can be linked together as a hierarchy. A region > division > subdivision is a great example of such a hierarchy where each level is dynamically populated based on the selection of the previous level.

Select - Setting values

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Values can change a couple different ways: though defaults, intracting with the UI or programatically. The select defaults to null (nothing is selected), which can be easily overridden with the defaultSelection option. The values are set by interacting with the component and making a selection or it can be done programatically. Use the buttons option for showing/hiding set, cancel or add custom buttons.

Select - Disabled values

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Enforcing validation is essential to a great UX. It supports the following:

  • Disabled attribute - In case you are passing the data through markup:
    • Data through template: <mbsc-select-option value="chi" disabled>Chicago</mbsc-select-option>
    • Native element: <option value="chi" disabled>Chicago</option>
  • Disabled property - In case you are using the data option: myData = [ ... { text: 'Chicago', value: 'chi', disabled: true }]

Having invalids set up correctly not just enhances the UX, but improves performance.

Select - Theming capabilities

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The look and feel of the select can be deeply customized. There are four levels of customization:

  • Base themes: Choose between iOS, Material and Windows.
  • Light or dark: Every theme has a light and dark variant. Setting the themeVariant to 'auto' will switch based on system settings.
  • Custom themes: Use the theme builder to customize the colors and make it match your brand.
  • Custom CSS: If you need further customization, the sky is the limit with CSS overrides.

You can also see how every example looks by changing the theme from the header.

Select - Event hooks

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The select ships with different event hooks for deep customization. Events are triggered through the lifecycle of the component where you can tie in custom functionality and code.

While users interact with the UI events like onChange, onSet, onInit ... will be triggered.

For a complete list of events go to the documentation  See available lifecycle events →

Select - Localization

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All components are fully localized. In case of the select this covers button copy, rtl and more. You can see how each example shows up by clicking on the small flag icon or checking the examples below.

All settings can be manually overriden  See what options the localization impacts →

Select - RTL support

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RTL support is built in and can be explicitly controlled thorugh the rtl option. If not set, it is inherited from the locale settings.

Explore the different locales  Check out this example →

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