ngplayground ngplayground - 15 days ago 7
CSS Question

How to change select box option background color?

I have a Select Box and I'm trying to change the background color of the options when the Select box has been clicked and shows all the options.

See Fiddle

html

<select>
<option val="">Please choose</option>
<option val="1">Option 1</option>
<option val="2">Option 2</option>
<option val="3">Option 3</option>
<option val="4">Option 4</option>
</select>


css

select{
margin:40px;
background: rgba(0,0,0,0.3);
color:#fff;
text-shadow:0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.4);
}

Answer

You need to put background-color on the option tag and not the select tag...

select option {
    margin:40px;
    background: rgba(0,0,0,0.3);
    color:#fff;
    text-shadow:0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.4);
}

If you want to style each one of the option tags.. use the css attribute selector:

select option {
    margin:40px;
    background: rgba(0,0,0,0.3);
    color:#fff;
    text-shadow:0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.4);
}

select option[val="1"]{
    background: rgba(100,100,100,0.3);
}

select option[val="2"]{
    background: rgba(200,200,200,0.3);
}

...