A multiselect dropdown component for angular applications. Developed in Angular 2, its easy to install and integrate.


  • Dropdown with multiselect.
  • Filter list.
  • Checkboxes.
  • Check all feature.
  • Single selection mode.
  • Highly configurable.

Getting Started

To get started with using the multiselect dropdown component, follow the below steps. It’s easy to integrate and just a matter of minutes.


From v3.0.0 onwards you need to include default.themes.css file or create your theme and add it. Refer to theme section below


  • The Mutiselect Dropdown package is published on the npm Registry.
  • Install the package :
    npm install angular2-multiselect-dropdown
  • Once installed import AngularMultiSelectModule from the installed package into your module as follows:


Import AngularMultiSelectModule into NgModule in app.module.ts

import { AngularMultiSelectModule } from 'angular2-multiselect-dropdown';

  // ...
  imports: [
  // ...

Declare the component data variables and options in your component where you want to consume the dropdown component.

import { Component, OnInit } from '@angular/core';

export class AppComponent implements OnInit {
    dropdownList = [];
    selectedItems = [];
    dropdownSettings = {};
        this.dropdownList = [
                              {"id":5,"itemName":"South Korea"},
        this.selectedItems = [
                                {"id":5,"itemName":"South Korea"}
        this.dropdownSettings = { 
                                  singleSelection: false, 
                                  text:"Select Countries",
                                  selectAllText:'Select All',
                                  unSelectAllText:'UnSelect All',
                                  enableSearchFilter: true,
                                  classes:"myclass custom-class"
    onSelectAll(items: any){
    onDeSelectAll(items: any){

Add the following component tag in you template

<angular2-multiselect [data]="dropdownList" [(ngModel)]="selectedItems" 

Template - For custom html of menu item

<angular2-multiselect [data]="dropdownList" [(ngModel)]="selectedItems" [settings]="dropdownSettings">
          <ng-template let-item="item">
            <label style="color: #333;min-width: 150px;"></label>
            <img [src]="item.image" style="width: 30px; border: 1px solid #efefef;margin-right: 20px;" />
            <label>Capital - </label>

Themes and Theming

  • From v3.0.0 onwards, you need to include default.theme.css file to get the basic styling of the dropdown.
  • The component package has a themes folder in node_modules at angular2-multiselect-dropdown\themes\default.theme.css
  • Include the default.theme.css in angular-cli.json (for versions below angular 6) and angular.json (for version 6 or more).
  • Refer this file on how to add the css file to your angular project.

You can create your own theme from now on. You can have a look at example scss theming file at Default theme

Using with Template Driven Forms

Include the dropdown tag in the form html as follows

<form (ngSubmit)="onSubmit()" #loginForm="ngForm" style="border: 1px solid #ccc; padding: 10px;">
        <div class="form-group">
            <label for="name">Skills</label>
            <angular2-multiselect [data]="itemList" [(ngModel)]="formModel.skills" 
                                  (onDeSelectAll)="onDeSelectAll($event)" name="skills">

Initiatie the formModel as below:

formModel = {
        name: null,
        email: '',
        skills: []

Using with Reactive Forms

Incluse the dropdwon in reactive form way as below

<form [formGroup]="userForm" novalidate>
        <div class="form-group">
            <label for="name">Skills</label>
           <angular2-multiselect [data]="itemList" [(ngModel)]="selectedItems" 
                                  (onDeSelectAll)="onDeSelectAll($event)" formControlName="skills">
        <div class="form-group">
            <label for="name">Name</label>
            <input class="form-control" formControlName="name">
        <div class="form-group">
            <label for="name">Email Address</label>
            <input class="form-control" formControlName="email">
        <button (click)="submitForm()" [disabled]="!userForm.valid" class="btn btn-success btn-block">Submit</button>

Initiate the form using formGroup module as below:

userForm: FormGroup;
this.userForm = this.fb.group({
            name: '',
            email: ['', Validators.required],
            skills: [[], Validators.required]

Configuration Settings

The following list of settings are supported by the component. Configure the settings to meet your requirement.

Setting Type Description Default
singleSelection Boolean To set the dropdown for single item selection only. false
text String Text to be show in the dropdown, when no items are selected. ‘Select’
enableCheckAll Boolean Enable the option to select all items in list false
selectAllText String Text to display as the label of select all option Select All
unSelectAllText String Text to display as the label of unSelect option UnSelect All
enableSearchFilter Boolean Enable filter option for the list. false
enableFilterSelectAll Boolean A ‘select all’ checkbox to select all filtered results. true
filterSelectAllText String Text to display as the label of select all option Select all filtered results
filterUnSelectAllText String Text to display as the label of unSelect option UnSelect all filtered results
maxHeight Number Set maximum height of the dropdown list in px. 300
badgeShowLimit Number Limit the number of badges/items to show in the input field. If not set will show all selected. All
classes String Custom classes to the dropdown component. Classes are added to the dropdown selector tag. To add multiple classes, the value should be space separated class names. ’’
limitSelection Number Limit the selection of number of items from the dropdown list. Once the limit is reached, all unselected items gets disabled. none
disabled Boolean Disable the dropdown false
searchPlaceholderText String Custom text for the search placeholder text. Default value would be ‘Search’ ‘Search’
groupBy String Name of the field by which the list should be grouped. none
searchAutofocus Boolean Autofocus search input field true
labelKey String The property name which should be rendered as label in the dropdown itemName
primaryKey String The property by which the object is identified. Default is ‘id’. id
position String Set the position of the dropdown list to ‘top’ or ‘bottom’ bottom
noDataLabel String Label text when no data is available in the list ‘No Data Available’
searchBy Array Search the list by certain properties of the list item. Ex: [“itemName, “id”,”name”]. Deafult is , it will search the list by all the properties of list item []
lazyLoading Boolean Enable lazy loading. Used to render large datasets. false
showCheckbox Boolean Show or hide checkboxes in the list true


  • onSelect - Return the selected item on selection. Example : (onSelect)=”onItemSelect($event)”
  • onDeSelect - Return the un-selected item on un-selecting. Example : (onDeSelect)=”OnItemDeSelect($event)”
  • onSelectAll - Return the list of all selected items. Example : (onSelectAll)=”onSelectAll($event)”
  • onDeSelectAll - Returns an empty array. Example : (onDeSelectAll)=”onDeSelectAll($event)”
  • onOpen - Callback method fired after the dropdown opens Example : (onOpen)=”onOpen($event)”
  • onClose - Callback method, fired when the dropdown is closed Example : (onClose)=”onClose($event)”

Run locally

  • Clone the repository or downlod the .zip,.tar files.
  • Run npm install
  • Run ng serve for a dev server
  • Navigate to http://localhost:4200/


MIT License.