Highlight filtering in Vue Drop down list component

16 Mar 20234 minutes to read

By using the highlightSearch method, you can highlight the matched character in DropDownList filtering.

The following example demonstrates about how to highlight the matched character in filtering.

  <div id="app">
    <div id='container' style="margin:20px auto 0; width:250px;">
        <ejs-dropdownlist id='dropdownlist' placeholder='Select a customer' popupHeight='250px' sortOrder="Ascending" :query='query' :allowFiltering='allowFiltering' :filtering='filtering' :dataSource='dataSource' :fields='fields'></ejs-dropdownlist>
import Vue from 'vue';
import { DropDownListPlugin } from "@syncfusion/ej2-vue-dropdowns";
import { DataManager,Query,ODataV4Adaptor,Predicate } from "@syncfusion/ej2-data";
import { DropDownList, FilteringEventArgs, highlightSearch } from '@syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns';

export default {
  data () {
    return {
        dataSource : new DataManager({
            url: 'https://services.odata.org/V4/Northwind/Northwind.svc/Customers',
            adaptor: new ODataV4Adaptor,
            crossDomain: true
        query : new Query().select(['ContactName', 'CustomerID']).take(7),
        fields : { text: 'ContactName', value: 'CustomerID' },
        allowFiltering: true,
  methods: {
        filtering: function(e) {
            var searchData = new DataManager({
                url: 'https://services.odata.org/V4/Northwind/Northwind.svc/Customers',
                adaptor: new ODataV4Adaptor,
                crossDomain: true
            var text = e.text;
            var query = new Query().select(['ContactName', 'CustomerID']);
            //frame the query based on search string with filter type.
            query = (e.text !== '') ? query.where('ContactName', 'startswith', e.text, true) : query;
            //pass the filter data source, filter query to updateData method.
            e.updateData(searchData, query);
            setTimeout(() => {
                var popupElement = document.getElementById('dropdownlist_popup');
                // get the list from popup element
                var lists = popupElement.querySelector('ul');
                // pass the element, text, ignore case and filter type as argument to highlightSearch method.
                highlightSearch(lists, text, true, 'StartsWith');
            }, 300);
@import "../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-base/styles/material.css";
@import "../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css";
@import "../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-vue-dropdowns/styles/material.css";