Kendo UI for Angular MultiSelect Overview

The Kendo UI for Angular MultiSelect is a form component that displays a list of options and allows for multiple selections from this list.

It is a richer version of the <select> element and supports item and tag templates, and configurable options for controlling the list behavior.

The MultiSelect Component is part of Kendo UI for Angular, a professional grade UI library with 100+ components for building modern and feature-rich applications. To try it out sign up for a free 30-day trial.

The following example demonstrates the MultiSelect in action.

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Key Features

  • Data binding—You can bind the MultiSelect to a list of possible values containing arrays of primitive or complex data.
  • Value binding—The MultiSelect enables you to set its value to primitive or complex data.
  • Custom values—You can override the default behavior of the MultiSelect and configure it to accept custom values.
  • Checkboxes—The MultiSelect allows you to implement checkboxes for managing its items selection.
  • Filtering—Apart from its default filter functionality, the MultiSelect provides options for setting a minimum length of the search symbols and a built-in filter directive.
  • Grouping—You can group MultiSelect items and display them as a grouped result.
  • Virtualization—The MultiSelect supports a virtualization mechanism which noticeably improves the performance of the component when it handles large datasets.
  • Disabled items—You can disable any of the MultiSelect items and prevent users from interacting with them.
  • Summary-tag mode—The MultiSelect allows you to customize the display of its selected tags.
  • Templates—You can customize the content of the MultiSelect by using templates for its tag, header, footer, and other elements.
  • Forms support—You can use the MultiSelect both in template-driven and reactive Angular forms.
  • Controlling the open state—The MultiSelect enables you to configure the initially opened item and prevent the opening and closing of its options list.
  • Globalization—All Kendo UI for Angular Dropdowns provide globalization options.
  • Accessibility—The MultiSelect is accessible for screen readers and supports WAI-ARIA attributes.
  • Keyboard navigation—The MultiSelect supports a number of keyboard shortcuts for processing various commands.

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