Topic: Placeholder text not visible in single-select dropdowns

oh6bg priority asked 4 months ago

Expected behavior The behavior of the placeholder text and Clear button should be the same in the single-select and multiple-select dropdowns.

Actual behavior However, I think there is inconsistency. At the outset, the "placeholder" text is not visible in single-select dropdowns whereas it's nicely visible in multiple-select dropdowns. I would like that the single-select dropdowns behave in the same way as the multiple-select dropdown.

Resources (screenshots, code snippets etc.)

Here is the definition of my single-select dropdown in HTML:

<select id="start_month"></select>

and in JS, I have this:

const startMonthMenu = new mdb.Select(document.querySelector('#start_month'), { clearButton: true, placeholder: 'Start',});

I wish to see the text 'Start' as the placeholder text. However, in this single-select dropdown, the placeholder text is not visible but the Clear button is visible. When I click the Clear button, the placeholder text of 'Start' becomes visible, and the Clear button disappears. If I had a multiple-select dropdown, it would show the placeholder text but no Clear button if there is no selection. This is the preferred behavior: show the placeholder, hide the Clear button as long as there is no selection from the dropdown.

Here is how it shows at first:

at first

This is how it displays after I clicked the Clear button:

after clicking Clear

And finally this is how it looks like after a selection:

after a selection

Am I doing something wrong or am I just missing something? The preferred start behavior is that of the second image (after clicking the Clear button).

mlazaru staff answered 4 months ago


Thank you for reporting this. You are right, it seems to be not working correctly. I'll add this placeholder's behavior to our to-fix list.

Please check this workaround solution:

oh6bg priority commented 4 months ago

Thank you so much for the cool workaround, appreciated!

oh6bg priority answered 4 months ago

Actually, let me clarify one thing: in my month list, the first item was empty. So, the list did not start directly with "January". If the month list would have started right away with "January", the placeholder text cannot be seen at all.

The start would then have been this:

starting with January

Now, if I click the Clear button, "January" remains still visible, and no placeholder text can be seen.

Sorry for any confusion.

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Specification of the issue

  • User: Priority
  • Premium support: Yes
  • Technology: MDB Standard
  • MDB Version: MDB5 4.3.0
  • Device: Desktop
  • Browser: Chrome/Firefox/Edge
  • OS: Win 10
  • Provided sample code: No
  • Provided link: No