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Angular Multiselect Dropdown for Bootstrap CSS

Compiled for Angular 15 with Ivy enabled. If you are using an older version of Angular and are relying on the View Engine, you can use version 2.1 of this library.

Customizable multiselect dropdown in Angular(9+), TypeScript with Bootstrap css.


  • Bootstrap CSS 3 or 4
  • Font Awesome (optional)


  • Install with npm: npm install ngx-bootstrap-multiselect --save.


Import NgxBootstrapMultiselectModule into your @NgModule.

import { NgxBootstrapMultiselectModule } from 'ngx-bootstrap-multiselect';

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

Define options in your consuming component:

import { IMultiSelectOption } from 'ngx-bootstrap-multiselect';

export class MyClass implements OnInit {
    optionsModel: number[];
    myOptions: IMultiSelectOption[];

    ngOnInit() {
        this.myOptions = [
            { id: 1, name: 'Option 1' },
            { id: 2, name: 'Option 2' },
    onChange() {

In your template, use the component directive:

<ngx-bootstrap-multiselect [options]="myOptions" [(ngModel)]="optionsModel" (ngModelChange)="onChange()"></ngx-bootstrap-multiselect>


Import the IMultiSelectOption and IMultiSelectTexts interfaces to enable/override settings and text strings:

// Default selection
optionsModel: number[] = [1, 2];

// Settings configuration
mySettings: IMultiSelectSettings = {
    enableSearch: true,
    checkedStyle: 'fontawesome',
    buttonClasses: 'btn btn-default btn-block',
    dynamicTitleMaxItems: 3,
    displayAllSelectedText: true

// Text configuration
myTexts: IMultiSelectTexts = {
    checkAll: 'Select all',
    uncheckAll: 'Unselect all',
    checked: 'item selected',
    checkedPlural: 'items selected',
    searchPlaceholder: 'Find',
    searchEmptyResult: 'Nothing found...',
    searchNoRenderText: 'Type in search box to see results...',
    defaultTitle: 'Select',
    allSelected: 'All selected',

// Labels / Parents
myOptions: IMultiSelectOption[] = [
    { id: 1, name: 'Car brands', isLabel: true },
    { id: 2, name: 'Volvo', parentId: 1 },
    { id: 3, name: 'Honda', parentId: 1 },
    { id: 4, name: 'BMW', parentId: 1 },
    { id: 5, name: 'Colors', isLabel: true },
    { id: 6, name: 'Blue', parentId: 5 },
    { id: 7, name: 'Red', parentId: 5 },
    { id: 8, name: 'White', parentId: 5 }
<ngx-bootstrap-multiselect [options]="myOptions" [texts]="myTexts" [settings]="mySettings" [(ngModel)]="optionsModel"></ngx-bootstrap-multiselect>


Setting Description Default Value
pullRight Float the dropdown to the right false
enableSearch Enable searching the dropdown items false
checkedStyle Style of checked items one of 'checkboxes', 'glyphicon' or 'fontawesome' 'checkboxes'
buttonClasses CSS classes to apply to the trigger button 'btn btn-default'
itemClasses CSS classes to apply to items ''
containerClasses CSS classes to apply to container div 'dropdown-inline'
selectionLimit Maximum number of items that may be selected (0 = no limit) 0
minSelectionLimit Minimum number of items that may be selected 0
autoUnselect Unselect the previous selection(s) once selectionLimit is reached false
closeOnSelect If enabled, dropdown will be closed after selection false
showCheckAll Display the checkAll item to select all options false
showUncheckAll Display the uncheckAll item to unselect all options false
fixedTitle Use the default title (do not apply the dynamic title) false
dynamicTitleMaxItems The maximum number of options to display in the dynamic title 3
maxHeight The maximum height for the dropdown (including unit) '300px'
displayAllSelectedText Display the allSelected text when all options are selected false
searchRenderLimit If enableSearch=true and total amount of items more then searchRenderLimit (0 - No limit) then render items only when user typed more then or equal searchRenderAfter charachters 0
searchRenderAfter Amount of characters to trigger rendering of items 1
searchMaxLimit If more than zero will render only first N options in search results 0
searchMaxRenderedItems Used with searchMaxLimit to further limit rendering for optimization. Should be less than searchMaxLimit to take effect 0
displayAllSelectedText Display the allSelected text when all options are selected false
closeOnClickOutside Close dropdown when clicked outside true
isLazyLoad An event, onLazyLoad, triggers on scrolling to a specified distance from the bottom of the dropdown, allowing additional data to load false
loadViewDistance Distance from bottom of dropdown to trigger lazy load, in units of dropdown viewport height 1
stopScrollPropagation Scrolling the dropdown will not overflow to document false
selectAddedValues Additional lazy loaded Select All values are checked when added on scrolling false
ignoreLabels Ignore label options when counting selected options false
maintainSelectionOrderInTitle The title will show selections in the order they were selected false
focusBack Set the focus back to the input control when the dropdown closed true


Text Item Description Default Value
checkAll The text for the "check all" option 'Check all'
uncheckAll The text for the "uncheck all" option 'Uncheck all'
checked Text for "checked" with single item selected (used in dynamic title) 'checked'
checkedPlural Text for "checked" with multiple items selected (used in dynamic title) 'checked'
searchPlaceholder Text initially displayed in search input 'Search...'
defaultTitle Title displayed in button before selection 'Select'
allSelected Text displayed when all items are selected (must be enabled in options) 'All selected'
searchEmptyResult Text displayed when no items are rendered 'Nothing found...'
searchNoRenderText Text displayed when items rendering disabled by the searchRenderLimit option 'Type in search box to see results...'

Other examples

Single select

Although this dropdown is designed for multiple selections, a common request is to only allow a single selection without requiring the user to unselect their previous selection each time. This can be accomplished by setting selectionLimit to 1 and autoUnselect to true.

  selectionLimit: 1,
  autoUnselect: true,

Lazy Loading

This Stackblitz link demonstrates an implementation of lazy loading: Lazy loading Stackblitz

If using search during lazy load, the search term must be supplied to the back end to return the appropriate number of results. Standard inline search will not work, since the front end does not know how many items to load to retrieve the desired number of matches.

If selectAddedValues is set to true for lazy loading, all values loaded to the checklist are checked when matching Select All criteria. If a search is used with Select All, each search is added to a collection to be matched against when scrolling in. If selectAddedValues is false, only presently viewed matches will check on Select All.

If a user searches countries on al and clicks Select All, all matches will be selected as they load in on scrolling. If the user clears the search box, only matches to al will select upon scrolling in all country values.

If the user then searches an and clicks Select All, all matches to an and al will select upon scrolling in. If the user then clicks Unselect All while an is the search criteria, all matches to an will clear, except those that match al, which is still stored.

Clicking Select All or Unselect All with no search criteria present will clear all previously stored searches. Any search match that is manually unchecked will remain unchecked unless matched by a new search Select All.

The implementor will be responsible for completing checks when the form is submitted. This could possibly either consist of completing the load of all lazy load checklists before submitting or sending checked items and search criteria to a back-end api to complete.

Use model driven forms with ReactiveFormsModule:

import { IMultiSelectOption } from 'ngx-bootstrap-multiselect';

export class MyClass implements OnInit {
    myOptions: IMultiSelectOption[] = [
        { id: 1, name: 'Option 1' },
        { id: 2, name: 'Option 2' },

    ngOnInit() {
        this.myForm ={
            optionsModel: [1, 2], // Default model

            .subscribe((selectedOptions) => {
                // changes
<form [formGroup]="myForm">
    <ngx-bootstrap-multiselect [options]="myOptions" formControlName="optionsModel"></ngx-bootstrap-multiselect>


Pull requests are welcome!