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Bootstrap dropdown

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In this video, we will discuss creating a dropdown menu using bootstrap



Creating bootstrap hyperlink dropdown
bootstrap dropdown hyperlink

Here is the HTML required
<div class="dropdown">
    <a data-toggle="dropdown" class="dropdown-toggle">
        Dropdown
        <span class="caret"></span>
    </a>
    <ul class="dropdown-menu">
        <li><a href="#">Action 1</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Action 2</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Action 3</a></li>
    </ul>
</div>

bootstrap 3 dropdown menu

Creating bootstrap button dropdown
bootstrap button dropdown example

To create a dropdown with a button as the trigger element, replace the anchor element with a button element as shown below.

<div class="dropdown">
    <button data-toggle="dropdown" class="dropdown-toggle">
        Dropdown
        <span class="caret"></span>
    </button>
    <ul class="dropdown-menu">
        <li><a href="#">Action 1</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Action 2</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Action 3</a></li>
    </ul>
</div>

Applying bootstrap button classes (btn & btn-primary) on the button element will style the dropdown button as shown below.
bootstrap button dropdown menu

Dropdown menu header
bootstrap dropdown menu header

To add a header to the dropdown menu, use dropdown-header class on an <li> element
<div class="dropdown">
    <button data-toggle="dropdown" class="btn btn-primary dropdown-toggle">
        Dropdown
        <span class="caret"></span>
    </button>
    <ul class="dropdown-menu">
        <li class="dropdown-header"><strong>Header 1</strong></li>
        <li><a href="#">Action 1</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Action 2</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Action 3</a></li>
        <li class="dropdown-header"><strong>Header 2</strong></li>
        <li><a href="#">Action 1</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Action 2</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Action 3</a></li>
    </ul>
</div>

Dropdown menu divider
bootstrap dropdown menu divider

To add a divider between the dropdown menu items, use divider class on an <li> element
<div class="dropdown">
    <button data-toggle="dropdown" class="btn btn-primary dropdown-toggle">
        Dropdown
        <span class="caret"></span>
    </button>
    <ul class="dropdown-menu">
        <li class="dropdown-header"><strong>Header 1</strong></li>
        <li><a href="#">Action 1</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Action 2</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Action 3</a></li>
        <li class="divider"></li>
        <li class="dropdown-header"><strong>Header 2</strong></li>
        <li><a href="#">Action 1</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Action 2</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Action 3</a></li>
    </ul>
</div>

Disabled dropdown menu item 
bootstrap dropdown menu item disabled

To disable a menu item, use the disabled class
<div class="dropdown">
    <button data-toggle="dropdown" class="btn btn-primary dropdown-toggle">
        Dropdown
        <span class="caret"></span>
    </button>
    <ul class="dropdown-menu">
        <li class="dropdown-header"><strong>Header 1</strong></li>
        <li><a href="#">Action 1</a></li>
        <li class="disabled"><a href="#">Action 2</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Action 3</a></li>
        <li class="divider"></li>
        <li class="dropdown-header"><strong>Header 2</strong></li>
        <li><a href="#">Action 1</a></li>
        <li class="disabled"><a href="#">Action 2</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Action 3</a></li>
    </ul>
</div>

If you want the dropdown menus to expand upwards, nest the dropdown markup in a <div> element with class dropup as shown below.
bootstrap button dropdown upwards

Here is the HTML
<div class="dropup">
    <div class="dropdown">
        <button data-toggle="dropdown" class="btn btn-primary dropdown-toggle">
            Dropdown
            <span class="caret"></span>
        </button>
        <ul class="dropdown-menu">
            <li class="dropdown-header"><strong>Header 1</strong></li>
            <li><a href="#">Action 1</a></li>
            <li class="disabled"><a href="#">Action 2</a></li>
            <li><a href="#">Action 3</a></li>
            <li class="divider"></li>
            <li class="dropdown-header"><strong>Header 2</strong></li>
            <li><a href="#">Action 1</a></li>
            <li class="disabled"><a href="#">Action 2</a></li>
            <li><a href="#">Action 3</a></li>
        </ul>
    </div>
</div>

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2 comments:

  1. HI Would you please give a video tutorial on how to create searchable multi select drop down.

    And it also helps if you can give video tutorial on how to create custom directives.

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  2. Hi , Since I have muliple content in my drop down menu, I would like to crate a scrollable drop down option. Could you please share the example

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