Select2 jquery in not triggering

I have been tinkering with the Select2 for a dropdownlist and a select. I've been trying numerous examples. And I can't get them to recognize the select2 aspect of jquery.

I saw I need to include the select2 css and js. Which I just took out those two files from the dist folder from the download. That didn't work. So I thought maybe there was someting in the sub folders it required, so I pointed to those files in the downloaded, complete folder.

Question 1:
Do I need all those downloaded folders or just the two files from those folders? I took them from the /dist/css and /dist/js folders.

Question 2:
I am attaching the "view" source" of my page. Can you see something I'm missing? Yes, I did test the paths and tried a complete path to make sure I was finding it, and it does exist in the path. But still it's not using the select2 styles or the js.


In this last example, I did the js using the class values:
                placeholder: "[Select]",
                multiple: true,
                allowClear: true

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However, I had previously tried loading it by the ID of the control with clientidmode="Static" and with it not static:

        $(document).ready(function () {

            placeholder: "[Select]",
            multiple: true,
            allowClear: true

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Starr DuskkASP.NET VB.NET DeveloperAsked:
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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
For debugging: Test whether $("#<%=lstJobs.ClientID%>") returns something or not.

From the design perspective: In many cases the selector should be static, e.g. a class.

Otherwise post your rendered HTML. The attached file is unreadable.
Starr DuskkASP.NET VB.NET DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I didn't realize the chrome gorped that when I saved it as an html file.

In the process of manually creating an html version, I realized it is working. Now I just have to see where it isn't working in my code.
Thanks for the advice!
Starr DuskkASP.NET VB.NET DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I figured out I was using the wrong command to register the js file.

It should have been this style:
 <script type='text/javascript' src='../../Layout/JS/jquery-3.2.1.min.js'></script><link href="../../Layout/CSS/Controls/Select2/Select2.css" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" /><script type='text/javascript' src='../../Layout/JS/Select2.min.js'></script>

and I was registering it using a link instead.

And wow. I can't get over what Chrome did to my save as. It is so unreadable.

thanks for the feedback which put me on the right path!
Starr DuskkASP.NET VB.NET DeveloperAuthor Commented:
see above.

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