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Show the list items with icons in JavaScript (ES5) MultiSelect control

08 Apr 2021 / 1 minute to read

You can render icons to the list items by mapping the iconCss  field. This iconCss field create a span in the list item with mapped class name to allow styling as per your need.

In the following sample, icon classes are mapped with iconCss field.

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var sortFormatData= [
    { class: 'asc-sort', type: 'Sort A to Z', id: '1' },
    { class: 'dsc-sort', type: 'Sort Z to A ', id: '2' },
    { class: 'filter', type: 'Filter', id: '3' },
    { class: 'clear', type: 'Clear', id: '4' }
];

var sortFormat = new ej.dropdowns.MultiSelect({
    dataSource: sortFormatData,
    // map the icon column to iconCSS field.
    fields: { text: 'type', iconCss: 'class', value: 'id' },
    placeholder: 'Select a format'
});
sortFormat.appendTo('#select');
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<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>Essential JS 2 MultiSelect</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    
    <div id="container" style="margin:0 auto; width:250px;">
        <br>
        <input type="text" tabindex="1" id="select">
    </div>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>