The jQuery MultiColumnComboBox is a form component that lets you choose from a table-structured list of options from a popup. It is a richer version of the <select> element and supports data binding, filtering, templates, and the entering of custom values.
The MultiColumnComboBox supports binding of data objects to fill columns of data from local or remote sources. All you need to do is define text, value, and columns and the MultiColumnComboBox will fill in the popup table for you.
Ensure users have an intuitive experience when looking for info with the built-in filtering feature. It helps you reduce the available data items inside the dropdown and you can configure the filtering settings by including conditional rules such as “starts with” or “contains”. You can also set default filters on the server level.
The jQuery MultiColumnComboBox can handle large datasets without compromising performance. It comes with built-in virtualization that can easily process hundreds of thousands of data items by loading information as the user scrolls.
Organize data in categories to easily skim datasets. You can define what field in your data is responsible for the group and the component will automatically group the underlying data accordingly.
Out of the box, the MultiColumnComboBox renders items as plain text. You can use templates to create custom layouts for every element of the component including columns, headers, footers, groups, and even elements with no data.
Use multiple MultiColumnComboBoxes to help users drill down to the data they need. In this scenario selections in each combo box will filter the available options in the next.
The MultiColumnComboBox includes a text field in which users can input text when looking for items. If the item is not found, the component will automatically present the user with a “Add New Item” button that will update the list.
Improve accessibility and productivity with keyboard-only navigation. This component supports keyboard navigation to help navigate and interact with items.
The jQuery Menu is compliant with Section 508 standards, is AA rated with WCAG 2.0 and follows WAI-ARIA standards.