React powered select box with filter

React powered select box with filter

React powered select box with filter.

React Select Search

Coverage Status npm


  • Basic HTML select functionality, including multiple
  • Search/filter options
  • Custom option rendering
  • Keyboard support
  • Group options with group names, you can search group names
  • Events for everything
  • Fully stylable


Live demo can be found here:


Known issues

  • Weird tab behaviour in some places in Safari

How to use

Install it with npm (npm install react-select-search --save) and import it like you normally would.

import SelectSearch from 'react-select-search'

 * The options array should contain objects.
 * Required keys are "name" and "value" but you can have and use any number of key/value pairs.
const options = [
    {name: 'Swedish', value: 'sv'},
    {name: 'English', value: 'en'},
        type: 'group',
        name: 'Group name',
        items: [
            {name: 'Spanish', value: 'es'},

/* Simple example */
<SelectSearch options={options} value="sv" name="language" placeholder="Choose your language" />

Below is a full list of properties and defaults (displayed in React style).

    options: PropTypes.array.isRequired,
    className: PropTypes.string,
    search: PropTypes.bool,
    placeholder: PropTypes.string,
    multiple: PropTypes.bool,
    height: PropTypes.number,
    name: PropTypes.string,
    autofocus: PropTypes.bool,
    fuse: PropTypes.object,
    onChange: PropTypes.func,
    onHighlight: PropTypes.func,
    onMount: PropTypes.func,
    onBlur: PropTypes.func,
    onFocus: PropTypes.func,
    renderOption: PropTypes.func,
    renderValue: PropTypes.func,
    renderGroupHeader: PropTypes.func,
    value: PropTypes.oneOfType([

    className: 'select-search-box',
    search: true,
    value: '',
    placeholder: null,
    multiple: false,
    height: 200,
    name: null,
    autofocus: false,
    onHighlight: (value, state, props) => {},
    onMount: (value, state, props) => {},
    onBlur: (value, state, props) => {},
    onFocus: (value, state, props) => {},
    onChange: (value, state, props) => {},
    renderOption: (option, state, props) =>,
    renderValue: (label, valueObj, state, props) => label,
    renderGroupHeader: name => name,
    fuse: {
        keys: ['name'],
        threshold: 0.3

The height property is the minimum height (max is the remaining space below the selectbox down to the browser window end) of the dropdown if multiple is false, otherwise it's the fixed height.

For examples you can take a look at the bootstrap.js file on the gh-pages branch.

You will also need some CSS to make it look right. Example theme can be found in style.css

Github Repository

Tags: #React #Select