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Select component for angular

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A select component for angular, based on the select2 JQuery plugin. See the ng-select page for example uses or try it with this plunker.

Disclaimer: This is a beta version, not yet intended for production release.


The angular press kit states that 3rd party projects should avoid the use of version numbers in their names. The name of this project is therefore changed from angular2-select to ng-select (since angular-select was not available on npm anymore).

The npm package angular2-select will be deprecated, the upcoming beta.4 version will only be available as ng-select. Therefore, for upgrading to beta.4 (which is not yet released) you will need to reinstall the npm package:

npm uninstall --save angular2-select
npm install --save ng-select

And your module import needs to be changed to:

import {SelectModule} from 'ng-select';

Getting started


For npm users:

npm install --save ng-select

For yarn users:

yarn add ng-select


Angular cli

After installation, no additional configuration is needed. Import the SelectModule and define it as one of the imports of your application module:

import {NgModule} from '@angular/core';
import {BrowserModule} from '@angular/platform-browser';
import {SelectModule} from 'ng-select';

import {AppComponent} from './app.component';

    declarations: [
    imports: [
    bootstrap: [
export class AppModule {}


In systemjs.config.js add ng-select to map and package:

var map = {
	'ng-select': 'node_modules/ng-select'

var packages = {
	'ng-select': {
		main: 'index.js',
		defaultExtension: 'js'

Input properties

Name Type Default Description
options Array<IOption>* List of select option.
multiple boolean false If set to true, the select component is multi-select, otherwise single select.
allowClear boolean false Only applies to single select. If set to true, a clickable clear selection cross is shown.
disabled boolean false If set to true, the select component is disabled.
highlightColor string #2196f3 Background color of highlighted option.
highlightTextColor string #fff Text color of highlighted option.
label string '' Label above select container.
noFilter number 0 Filter is hidden if the number of options is less than the given number.
notFoundMsg string "No results found" The message shown if no options are found for the current filter input value.
placeholder string "" Placeholder text that is shown if no options are selected.
filterPlaceholder string "" Placeholder text that is shown on the filter input (single select only).

* Object that implements the IOption interface ({value: string, label: string})

Output events

Name Value Description
opened null If the select drop down is opened.
closed null If the select drop down is closed.
selected IOption* Returns selected option object.
deselected IOption* or [IOption]* Returns deselected option object(s).
noOptionsFound string Returns search term if filter does not return any results.

* Object that implements the IOption interface ({value: string, label: string})


Name Parameters Description
open - Open the select drop down.
close - Close the select drop down.
clear - Deselect all selected options.
select value: string Select the option with the given value.


This component has limitations, which will be handled in future versions. Currently the goal is to work towards a stable 1.0 release version.


The component is currently not suitable for large numbers of options. If the dropdown is opened, all options are added to the DOM, which will cause browser performance issues for large numbers of options. Therefore, if you have more that a few hundred options, then you will be better of with another solution.

Custom option view (using an option template)

In version 1.0 it will only be possible to define an option label that will be shown in the select dropdown. Customizing the option's view (adding an icon for example) is not possible. Also grouping of options is not supported.


Global installations of gulp and yarn are required for development. Clone or fork the repository and run:

yarn install
gulp build