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Saugat Rai
Saugat Rai

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How to make Custom <select> but without using select?

How can I make a custom select component but without using HTML tag? I have an input field and when searched it fetches data from API. The data are shown in separate div. I also tried datalist but no luck.

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Binyamin Green

Take a look on github, or at this repo specifically. That library explains how it creates custom dropdowns.

My gut feeling is that you do something where the select is still there but hidden. So the form receives information via the select element, but the GUI is created by something else.

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Saugat Rai

Umm interesting. I'll look into that. Thank you

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Kevin Smith 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Sounds like you need something like Select2 (select2.org)? If you'd rather implement it yourself, that should give you an idea of how to start.

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Saugat Rai

Sure. I'll give it a try. :)

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