AlexWerz AlexWerz - 5 months ago 531
AngularJS Question

Allow manually entered text in ui-select

I am using a select box from ui-select. All is working fine, but I want to allow manually entered text and do not want to restrict the user from the values available in the list. If I type in text it filters my list correctly. But when I not click on an element and move on to the next field my text will get discarded.

Any ideas?

Thanks and regards,
Alex

I did not want to show my code because I think it is not correct, but it was requested:

<ui-select ng-model="formData[field.id].selected" theme="bootstrap">
<ui-select-match placeholder="{{ lists[field.id].placeholder }}">{{$select.selected.text}}</ui-select-match>
<ui-select-choices repeat="item in lists[field.id].list | filter: $select.search">
<div ng-bind-html="item.text | highlight: $select.search"></div>
</ui-select-choices>
</ui-select>


The data is stored in
formData[field.id].selected
.
field.id
is the number of the current field to display (I am generating my form dynamically). Just assume that it stores an unique int value.

Edit 08.04.2015
My solution:
I found out that it seems as if there is no equivalent to a C# combobox. So I went ahead and used two separate fields. It is not what I wanted, but it works for now:

<ui-select ng-model="formData[field.id].selected" theme="bootstrap">
<ui-select-match placeholder="{{ lists[field.id].placeholder }}">{{$select.selected.text}}</ui-select-match>
<ui-select-choices repeat="item in lists[field.id].list | filter: $select.search">
<div ng-bind-html="item.text | highlight: $select.search"></div>
</ui-select-choices>
</ui-select>
<?php echo __('Create a new element if value is not in list'); ?>
<div class="input-group">
<span class="input-group-addon">
<input type="checkbox" ng-model="disabled[field.id]">
</span>
<input type="text" value="" ng-disabled="!disabled[field.id]" class="form-control" ng-model="formData[field.id].newValue" />
</div>

Answer

here is a solution:

HTML -

<ui-select ng-model="superhero.selected">
  <ui-select-match placeholder="Select or search a superhero ...">{{$select.selected}}</ui-select-match>
  <ui-select-choices repeat="hero in getSuperheroes($select.search) | filter: $select.search">
    <div ng-bind="hero"></div>
  </ui-select-choices>
</ui-select>

CONTROLLER -

$scope.getSuperheroes = function(search) {
 var newSupes = $scope.superheroes.slice();
  if (search && newSupes.indexOf(search) === -1) {
    newSupes.unshift(search);
  }
  return newSupes;
}

Here is the CodePen solution.