Topic: Cannot initialize Select by API when module is loaded individually

root-nine priority asked 2 years ago

Expected behavior In order to reduce the amount of loaded resources I´m only loading the following scripts:


The select is working correctly when it is initialized automatically on page load. I´m also loading HTML via AJAX and then I need to initialize the selects manually by API. Sample:

const mySelect = new mdb.Select(document.getElementById('mySelect'), options)

Is it possible to use a reduced set of components in this way?

Actual behavior

The following error is shown in the browser console:

mdb.Select is not a constructor

Resources (screenshots, code snippets etc.)

When I load the full mdb.min.js (PRO version) I´m able to initialize the select via API. When loading just the free mdb.min.js and the module select.min.js I can see that the mdb-object is missing the "Select" class. Only the components of the free version can be accessed.

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Dawid Wajszczuk staff answered 2 years ago


If you use something as a module, it won't be available in mdb object. You should call it just by its name. In this case try using Select instead of mdb.Select.

Keep coding,

root-nine priority commented 2 years ago

Thank you, it´s woking. One small correction: The class select (without the mdb object) is starting with a lowercase s.

Please insert min. 20 characters.


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Specification of the issue

  • ForumUser: Priority
  • Premium support: Yes
  • Technology: MDB Standard
  • MDB Version: MDB5 3.11.0
  • Device: PC
  • Browser: Firefox
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Provided sample code: No
  • Provided link: No