Topic: Placeholder for Searchable Select

jermaine free asked 3 years ago

Hi. I'm using the Angular version of MdBootstrap, and I'm trying to add a placeholder to a searchable select component. I notice that the placeholder is available on the regular Bootstrap version, but I don't see it for the Angular version.

Here is a screenshot of what I'm trying to achieve: searchable select with placeholder

Here's a screenshot of what I currently have : searchable select without placeholder

I want to know if it's possible to add a placeholder within the search. Thank you

Arkadiusz Idzikowski staff answered 3 years ago

This feature is not supported in the Angular version. As you can see in the examples of jquery/vanilla version, this is not a real placeholder but only an additional, disabled option. This is a common way of adding a placeholder to the native HTML select that is used in this project.

jermaine free commented 3 years ago

Thank you for your response, however I was referencing the 'Search Here' placeholder in the screenshot I sent. Is there a way to add that for the Angular version of MdBootstrap?

Arkadiusz Idzikowski staff commented 3 years ago

In this case you can use filterPlaceholder input on <mdb-select> component. For example: <mdb-select [filterPlaceholder]="'Your placeholder'">.

If you use a newer version of the component (mdb-select-2) add use placeholder input of the <mdb-select-filter component.

jermaine free commented 3 years ago

This works! Thank you for your assistance with this matter.

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  • ForumUser: Free
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  • Technology: MDB Angular
  • MDB Version: 5.2.3
  • Device: PC / Mobile device
  • Browser: Google Chrome / Firefox
  • OS: Windows 10
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