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Multiple Selection

DropDownBox is an advanced editor whose drop-down window can include other components.

DevExtreme ships with multiple other drop-down editors. To find out which editor best suits your task, review the following article: How to Choose a Drop-Down Editor.

If the UI component embedded into the DropDownBox component's drop-down window allows multiple selection, synchronize the component's value with the state of selected items as demonstrated in the following demo: Single Selection.

Backend API
<template> <div class="dx-fieldset"> <div class="dx-field"> <div class="dx-field-label">DropDownBox with embedded TreeView</div> <div class="dx-field-value"> <DxDropDownBox v-model:value="treeBoxValue" :show-clear-button="true" :input-attr="{ 'aria-label': 'Owner' }" :data-source="treeDataSource" value-expr="ID" display-expr="name" placeholder="Select a value..." @value-changed="syncTreeViewSelection()" > <template #content="{ data }"> <DxTreeView :data-source="treeDataSource" :select-by-click="true" :select-nodes-recursive="false" data-structure="plain" key-expr="ID" parent-id-expr="categoryId" selection-mode="multiple" show-check-boxes-mode="normal" display-expr="name" @content-ready="treeViewContentReady($event)" @item-selection-changed="treeViewItemSelectionChanged($event)" /> </template> </DxDropDownBox> </div> </div> <div class="dx-field"> <div class="dx-field-label">DropDownBox with embedded DataGrid</div> <div class="dx-field-value"> <DxDropDownBox v-model:value="gridBoxValue" :input-attr="{ 'aria-label': 'Owner' }" :defer-rendering="false" :show-clear-button="true" :data-source="gridDataSource" display-expr="CompanyName" value-expr="ID" placeholder="Select a value..." > <template #content="{ data }"> <DxDataGrid :height="345" :data-source="gridDataSource" :columns="gridColumns" :hover-state-enabled="true" v-model:selected-row-keys="gridBoxValue" > <DxSelection mode="multiple"/> <DxPaging :enabled="true" :page-size="10" /> <DxFilterRow :visible="true"/> <DxScrolling mode="virtual"/> </DxDataGrid> </template> </DxDropDownBox> </div> </div> </div> </template> <script setup lang="ts"> import { ref } from 'vue'; import DxDropDownBox from 'devextreme-vue/drop-down-box'; import DxTreeView from 'devextreme-vue/tree-view'; import { DxDataGrid, DxSelection, DxPaging, DxFilterRow, DxScrolling, } from 'devextreme-vue/data-grid'; import CustomStore from 'devextreme/data/custom_store'; import 'whatwg-fetch'; const treeBoxValue = ref(['1_1']); const gridBoxValue = ref([3]); const treeDataSource = makeAsyncDataSource('treeProducts.json'); const gridDataSource = makeAsyncDataSource('customers.json'); const gridColumns = ref(['CompanyName', 'City', 'Phone']); let treeView = null; function treeViewContentReady({ component }) { treeView = component; syncTreeViewSelection(); } function makeAsyncDataSource(jsonFile) { return new CustomStore({ loadMode: 'raw', key: 'ID', load() { return fetch(`../../../../data/${jsonFile}`) .then((response) => response.json()); }, }); } function syncTreeViewSelection() { const value = treeBoxValue.value; if (treeView) { if (value === null) { treeView.unselectAll(); } else { value?.forEach((val) => { treeView.selectItem(val); }); } } } function treeViewItemSelectionChanged(e) { treeBoxValue.value = e.component.getSelectedNodeKeys(); } </script> <style scoped> .dx-fieldset { height: 500px; } </style>
window.exports = window.exports || {}; window.config = { transpiler: 'plugin-babel', meta: { '*.vue': { loader: 'vue-loader', }, '*.ts': { loader: 'demo-ts-loader', }, '*.svg': { loader: 'svg-loader', }, 'devextreme/time_zone_utils.js': { 'esModule': true, }, 'devextreme/localization.js': { 'esModule': true, }, 'devextreme/viz/palette.js': { 'esModule': true, }, }, paths: { 'root:': '../../../../', 'npm:': 'https://unpkg.com/', }, map: { 'vue': 'npm:vue@3.2.47/dist/vue.esm-browser.js', 'vue-loader': 'npm:dx-systemjs-vue-browser@1.1.1/index.js', 'demo-ts-loader': 'root:utils/demo-ts-loader.js', 'svg-loader': 'root:utils/svg-loader.js', 'whatwg-fetch': 'npm:whatwg-fetch@2.0.4/fetch.js', 'mitt': 'npm:mitt/dist/mitt.umd.js', 'rrule': 'npm:rrule@2.6.4/dist/es5/rrule.js', 'luxon': 'npm:luxon@1.28.1/build/global/luxon.min.js', 'es6-object-assign': 'npm:es6-object-assign@1.1.0', 'devextreme': 'npm:devextreme@24.1.3/cjs', 'devextreme-vue': 'npm:devextreme-vue@24.1.3/cjs', 'jszip': 'npm:jszip@3.10.1/dist/jszip.min.js', 'devextreme-quill': 'npm:devextreme-quill@1.7.1/dist/dx-quill.min.js', 'devexpress-diagram': 'npm:devexpress-diagram@2.2.8/dist/dx-diagram.js', 'devexpress-gantt': 'npm:devexpress-gantt@4.1.56/dist/dx-gantt.js', '@devextreme/runtime': 'npm:@devextreme/runtime@3.0.13', 'inferno': 'npm:inferno@7.4.11/dist/inferno.min.js', 'inferno-compat': 'npm:inferno-compat/dist/inferno-compat.min.js', 'inferno-create-element': 'npm:inferno-create-element@7.4.11/dist/inferno-create-element.min.js', 'inferno-dom': 'npm:inferno-dom/dist/inferno-dom.min.js', 'inferno-hydrate': 'npm:inferno-hydrate@7.4.11/dist/inferno-hydrate.min.js', 'inferno-clone-vnode': 'npm:inferno-clone-vnode/dist/inferno-clone-vnode.min.js', 'inferno-create-class': 'npm:inferno-create-class/dist/inferno-create-class.min.js', 'inferno-extras': 'npm:inferno-extras/dist/inferno-extras.min.js', 'plugin-babel': 'npm:systemjs-plugin-babel@0.0.25/plugin-babel.js', 'systemjs-babel-build': 'npm:systemjs-plugin-babel@0.0.25/systemjs-babel-browser.js', // Prettier 'prettier/standalone': 'npm:prettier@2.8.8/standalone.js', 'prettier/parser-html': 'npm:prettier@2.8.8/parser-html.js', }, packages: { 'devextreme-vue': { main: 'index.js', }, 'devextreme': { defaultExtension: 'js', }, 'devextreme/events/utils': { main: 'index', }, 'devextreme/events': { main: 'index', }, 'es6-object-assign': { main: './index.js', defaultExtension: 'js', }, }, packageConfigPaths: [ 'npm:@devextreme/*/package.json', 'npm:@devextreme/runtime@3.0.13/inferno/package.json', ], babelOptions: { sourceMaps: false, stage0: true, }, }; System.config(window.config);
import { createApp } from 'vue'; import App from './App.vue'; createApp(App).mount('#app');
<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en"> <head> <title>DevExtreme Demo</title> <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge" /> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /> <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=5.0" /> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="https://cdn3.devexpress.com/jslib/24.1.3/css/dx.light.css" /> <script type="module"> import * as vueCompilerSFC from "https://unpkg.com/@vue/compiler-sfc@3.4.16/dist/compiler-sfc.esm-browser.js"; window.vueCompilerSFC = vueCompilerSFC; </script> <script src="https://unpkg.com/typescript@4.9.5/lib/typescript.js"></script> <script src="https://unpkg.com/core-js@2.6.12/client/shim.min.js"></script> <script src="https://unpkg.com/systemjs@0.21.3/dist/system.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="config.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> System.import("./index.ts"); </script> </head> <body class="dx-viewport"> <div class="demo-container"> <div id="app"> </div> </div> </body> </html>
[{ "ID": 1, "CompanyName": "Premier Buy", "Address": "7601 Penn Avenue South", "City": "Richfield", "State": "Minnesota", "Zipcode": 55423, "Phone": "(612) 291-1000", "Fax": "(612) 291-2001", "Website": "http://www.nowebsitepremierbuy.dx" }, { "ID": 2, "CompanyName": "ElectrixMax", "Address": "263 Shuman Blvd", "City": "Naperville", "State": "Illinois", "Zipcode": 60563, "Phone": "(630) 438-7800", "Fax": "(630) 438-7801", "Website": "http://www.nowebsiteelectrixmax.dx" }, { "ID": 3, "CompanyName": "Video Emporium", "Address": "1201 Elm Street", "City": "Dallas", "State": "Texas", "Zipcode": 75270, "Phone": "(214) 854-3000", "Fax": "(214) 854-3001", "Website": "http://www.nowebsitevideoemporium.dx" }, { "ID": 4, "CompanyName": "Screen Shop", "Address": "1000 Lowes Blvd", "City": "Mooresville", "State": "North Carolina", "Zipcode": 28117, "Phone": "(800) 445-6937", "Fax": "(800) 445-6938", "Website": "http://www.nowebsitescreenshop.dx" }, { "ID": 5, "CompanyName": "Braeburn", "Address": "1 Infinite Loop", "City": "Cupertino", "State": "California", "Zipcode": 95014, "Phone": "(408) 996-1010", "Fax": "(408) 996-1012", "Website": "http://www.nowebsitebraeburn.dx" }, { "ID": 6, "CompanyName": "PriceCo", "Address": "30 Hunter Lane", "City": "Camp Hill", "State": "Pennsylvania", "Zipcode": 17011, "Phone": "(717) 761-2633", "Fax": "(717) 761-2334", "Website": "http://www.nowebsitepriceco.dx" }, { "ID": 7, "CompanyName": "Ultimate Gadget", "Address": "1557 Watson Blvd", "City": "Warner Robbins", "State": "Georgia", "Zipcode": 31093, "Phone": "(995) 623-6785", "Fax": "(995) 623-6786", "Website": "http://www.nowebsiteultimategadget.dx" }, { "ID": 8, "CompanyName": "EZ Stop", "Address": "618 Michillinda Ave.", "City": "Arcadia", "State": "California", "Zipcode": 91007, "Phone": "(626) 265-8632", "Fax": "(626) 265-8633", "Website": "http://www.nowebsiteezstop.dx" }, { "ID": 9, "CompanyName": "Clicker", "Address": "1100 W. Artesia Blvd.", "City": "Compton", "State": "California", "Zipcode": 90220, "Phone": "(310) 884-9000", "Fax": "(310) 884-9001", "Website": "http://www.nowebsiteclicker.dx" }, { "ID": 10, "CompanyName": "Store of America", "Address": "2401 Utah Ave. South", "City": "Seattle", "State": "Washington", "Zipcode": 98134, "Phone": "(206) 447-1575", "Fax": "(206) 447-1576", "Website": "http://www.nowebsiteamerica.dx" }, { "ID": 11, "CompanyName": "Zone Toys", "Address": "1945 S Cienega Boulevard", "City": "Los Angeles", "State": "California", "Zipcode": 90034, "Phone": "(310) 237-5642", "Fax": "(310) 237-5643", "Website": "http://www.nowebsitezonetoys.dx" }, { "ID": 12, "CompanyName": "ACME", "Address": "2525 E El Segundo Blvd", "City": "El Segundo", "State": "California", "Zipcode": 90245, "Phone": "(310) 536-0611", "Fax": "(310) 536-0612", "Website": "http://www.nowebsiteacme.dx" }]
[ { "ID": 1, "name": "Stores", "expanded": true }, { "ID": "1_1", "categoryId": 1, "name": "Super Mart of the West", "expanded": true }, { "ID": "1_1_1", "categoryId": "1_1", "name": "Video Players" }, { "ID": "1_1_1_1", "categoryId": "1_1_1", "name": "HD Video Player", "price": 220 }, { "ID": "1_1_1_2", "categoryId": "1_1_1", "name": "SuperHD Video Player", "price": 270 }, { "ID": "1_1_2", "categoryId": "1_1", "name": "Televisions", "expanded": true }, { "ID": "1_1_2_1", "categoryId": "1_1_2", "name": "SuperLCD 42", "price": 1200 }, { "ID": "1_1_2_2", "categoryId": "1_1_2", "name": "SuperLED 42", "price": 1450 }, { "ID": "1_1_2_3", "categoryId": "1_1_2", "name": "SuperLED 50", "price": 1600 }, { "ID": "1_1_2_4", "categoryId": "1_1_2", "name": "SuperLCD 55", "price": 1750 }, { "ID": "1_1_2_5", "categoryId": "1_1_2", "name": "SuperLCD 70", "price": 4000 }, { "ID": "1_1_3", "categoryId": "1_1", "name": "Monitors" }, { "ID": "1_1_3_1", "categoryId": "1_1_3", "name": "19\"" }, { "ID": "1_1_3_1_1", "categoryId": "1_1_3_1", "name": "DesktopLCD 19", "price": 160 }, { "ID": "1_1_4", "categoryId": "1_1", "name": "Projectors" }, { "ID": "1_1_4_1", "categoryId": "1_1_4", "name": "Projector Plus", "price": 550 }, { "ID": "1_1_4_2", "categoryId": "1_1_4", "name": "Projector PlusHD", "price": 750 } ]

This demo uses the DataGrid's selection.mode and TreeView's selectionMode properties to enable multiple selection.