Basic examples


Standard select boxes

Make this:

Become this:

<select class="selectpicker">
  <option>Mustard</option>
  <option>Ketchup</option>
  <option>Relish</option>
</select>

Select boxes with optgroups

<select class="selectpicker">
  <optgroup label="Picnic">
    <option>Mustard</option>
    <option>Ketchup</option>
    <option>Relish</option>
  </optgroup>
  <optgroup label="Camping">
    <option>Tent</option>
    <option>Flashlight</option>
    <option>Toilet Paper</option>
  </optgroup>
</select>

Multiple select boxes

<select class="selectpicker" multiple>
  <option>Mustard</option>
  <option>Ketchup</option>
  <option>Relish</option>
</select>

Live search


Live search

You can add a search input by passing data-live-search="true" attribute:

Key words

Add key words to options to improve their searchability using data-tokens.

<select class="selectpicker" data-live-search="true">
  <option data-tokens="ketchup mustard">Hot Dog, Fries and a Soda</option>
  <option data-tokens="mustard">Burger, Shake and a Smile</option>
  <option data-tokens="frosting">Sugar, Spice and all things nice</option>
</select>

Limit the number of selections

Limit the number of options that can be selected via the data-max-options attribute. It also works for option groups. Customize the message displayed when the limit is reached with maxOptionsText.

<select class="selectpicker" multiple data-max-options="2">
  <option>Mustard</option>
  <option>Ketchup</option>
  <option>Relish</option>
</select>

<select class="selectpicker" multiple>
  <optgroup label="Condiments" data-max-options="2">
    <option>Mustard</option>
    <option>Ketchup</option>
    <option>Relish</option>
  </optgroup>
  <optgroup label="Breads" data-max-options="2">
    <option>Plain</option>
    <option>Steamed</option>
    <option>Toasted</option>
  </optgroup>
</select>

Custom button text


Placeholder

Using the title attribute will set the default placeholder text when nothing is selected. This works for both multiple and standard select boxes:

<select class="selectpicker" multiple title="Choose one of the following...">
  <option>Mustard</option>
  <option>Ketchup</option>
  <option>Relish</option>
</select>

Selected text

Set the title attribute on individual options to display alternative text when the option is selected:

<select class="selectpicker">
  <option title="Combo 1">Hot Dog, Fries and a Soda</option>
  <option title="Combo 2">Burger, Shake and a Smile</option>
  <option title="Combo 3">Sugar, Spice and all things nice</option>
</select>

Selected text format

Specify how the selection is displayed with the data-selected-text-format attribute on a multiple select.

The supported values are:

  • values: A comma delimited list of selected values (default)
  • count: If one item is selected, then the option value is shown. If more than one is selected then the number of selected items is displayed, e.g. 2 of 6 selected
  • count > x: Where x is the number of items selected when the display format changes from values to count
  • static: Always show the select title (placeholder), regardless of selection
<select class="selectpicker" multiple data-selected-text-format="count">
  <option>Mustard</option>
  <option>Ketchup</option>
  <option>Relish</option>
</select>
<select class="selectpicker" multiple data-selected-text-format="count > 3">
  <option>Mustard</option>
  <option>Ketchup</option>
  <option>Relish</option>
  <option>Onions</option>
</select>

Styling


Button classes

You can set the button classes via the data-style attribute:

<select class="selectpicker" data-style="btn-primary">
  ...
</select>

<select class="selectpicker" data-style="btn-info">
  ...
</select>

<select class="selectpicker" data-style="btn-success">
  ...
</select>

<select class="selectpicker" data-style="btn-warning">
  ...
</select>

<select class="selectpicker" data-style="btn-danger">
  ...
</select>

Checkmark on selected option

You can also show the checkmark icon on standard select boxes with the show-tick class:

<select class="selectpicker show-tick">
  <option>Mustard</option>
  <option>Ketchup</option>
  <option>Relish</option>
</select>

The Bootstrap menu arrow can be added with the show-menu-arrow class:

Note: This feature has been deprecated and will be removed in v2.0.0.

<select class="selectpicker show-menu-arrow">
  <option>Mustard</option>
  <option>Ketchup</option>
  <option>Relish</option>
</select>

Style individual options

Classes and styles added to options are transferred to the select box:

<select class="selectpicker">
  <option>Mustard</option>
  <option class="special">Ketchup</option>
  <option style="background: #5cb85c; color: #fff;">Relish</option>
</select>
.special {
  font-weight: bold !important;
  color: #fff !important;
  background: #bc0000 !important;
  text-transform: uppercase;
}

Width

Wrap selects in grid columns, or any custom parent element, to easily enforce desired widths.

<div class="row">
  <div class="col-sm-3">
    <div class="form-group">
      <select class="selectpicker form-control">
        <option>Mustard</option>
        <option>Ketchup</option>
        <option>Relish</option>
      </select>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

Alternatively, use the data-width attribute to set the width of the select. Set data-width to 'auto' to automatically adjust the width of the select to its widest option. 'fit' automatically adjusts the width of the select to the width of its currently selected option. An exact value can also be specified, e.g., 300px or 50%.

<select class="selectpicker" data-width="auto">
  ...
</select>
<select class="selectpicker" data-width="fit">
  ...
</select>
<select class="selectpicker" data-width="100px">
  ...
</select>
<select class="selectpicker" data-width="75%">
  ...
</select>

Customize options


Icons

Add an icon to an option or optgroup with the data-icon attribute:

Note: Glyphicons are not included in Bootstrap 4. To use FontAwesome, or another icon library, you'll need to set iconBase to something other than 'glyphicon'.

<select class="selectpicker">
  <option data-icon="fa-heart">Ketchup</option>
</select>

Custom content

Insert custom HTML into the option with the data-content attribute:

<select class="selectpicker">
  <option data-content="<span class='badge badge-success'>Relish</span>">Relish</option>
</select>

Subtext

Add subtext to an option or optgroup with the data-subtext attribute:

With showSubtext set to true.
<select class="selectpicker" data-size="5">
  <option data-subtext="Heinz">Ketchup</option>
</select>

Customize menu


The size option is set to 'auto' by default. When size is set to 'auto', the menu always opens up to show as many items as the window will allow without being cut off. Set size to false to always show all items. The size of the menu can also be specifed using the data-size attribute.

Specify a number for data-size to choose the maximum number of items to show in the menu.

<select class="selectpicker" data-size="5">
  ...
</select>

Select/deselect all options

Adds two buttons to the top of the menu - Select All & Deselect All with data-actions-box="true".

<select class="selectpicker" multiple data-actions-box="true">
  <option>Mustard</option>
  <option>Ketchup</option>
  <option>Relish</option>
</select>

Divider

Add data-divider="true" to an option to turn it into a divider.

<select class="selectpicker" data-size="5">
  <option data-divider="true"></option>
</select>

Add a header to the dropdown menu, e.g. header: 'Select a condiment' or data-header="Select a condiment"

<select class="selectpicker" data-header="Select a condiment">
  ...
</select>

Container

Append the select to a specific element, e.g. container: 'body' or data-container=".main-content"

<div style="overflow:hidden;">
  <select class="selectpicker">
    ...
  </select>
  <select class="selectpicker" data-container="body">
    ...
  </select>
</div>

Dropup menu

dropupAuto is set to true by default, which automatically determines whether or not the menu should display above or below the select box. If dropupAuto is set to false, manually make the select a dropup menu by adding the .dropup class to the select.

<select class="selectpicker dropup">
  ...
</select>

Disabled


Disabled select box

<select class="selectpicker" disabled>
  <option>Mustard</option>
  <option>Ketchup</option>
  <option>Relish</option>
</select>

Disabled options

<select class="selectpicker">
  <option>Mustard</option>
  <option disabled>Ketchup</option>
  <option>Relish</option>
</select>

Disabled option groups

<select class="selectpicker test">
  <optgroup label="Picnic" disabled>
    <option>Mustard</option>
    <option>Ketchup</option>
    <option>Relish</option>
  </optgroup>
  <optgroup label="Camping">
    <option>Tent</option>
    <option>Flashlight</option>
    <option>Toilet Paper</option>
  </optgroup>
</select>