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Adapt jQuery Selectbox plugin to add extra class to select list

Posted on 2013-01-08
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Hi All,

I'm using a jQuery Selectbox plugin from the following location: http://www.bulgaria-web-developers.com/projects/javascript/selectbox/

It works fine except that I would like to be able to add a class to either the <a> link  or <li> that has been chosen by the user so when the dropdown is opened again, I can have styled that <li> to look like the active selection.

So when the user clicks on a list option, either the <a> or <li> get an additional class of 'selected' or whatever which is then removed when you click on another option.

Any ideas?

Many thanks.
jquery.selectbox-0.2.zip
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Question by:b24
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by:COBOLdinosaur
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Like most "free" plugins, there does not appear to be any support.  I suggest you try to contact the author, because I doubt anyone is going to try and modify the library for you.

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Kyle Hamilton earned 500 total points
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You could try something like this. (the onOpen, and onClose you can remove if you want)


$("#selectlist").selectbox({
	onOpen: function (inst) {
		//console.log("open", inst);
	},
	onClose: function (inst) {
		//console.log("close", inst);
	},
	onChange: function (val, inst) {
		$(this).find("option").filter(":selected").addClass("selected");
	},
	effect: "slide"
});

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by:b24
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Thanks kozaiwaniec !
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by:Kyle Hamilton
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my pleasure :))
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