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How to show long text in select and option without abbreviations, Select2 - improved lists

Often there is a need to place an element on a site page to select a value from a list. The values ​​in such a list can have long names and it may be necessary that they be displayed without abbreviations. This problem cannot be solved by standard means of simple select , but it is possible to solve it in other ways.

So how to show long text in select and option ? To do this, you can use list emulation using HTML, CSS and Javascript. Or you can use a ready-made tool, for example the plugin Select2 .


Select2 is a plugin for jQuery Libraries , which has rich capabilities for creating improved lists. Some of its features are worth highlighting:

  • search among values ​​by keywords;
  • hover tooltips;
  • full display of all text in the expanded list without abbreviations;
  • convenient implementation of working with multi-selection;
  • loading data into lists using AJAX;
  • the ability to dynamically add new elements;
  • the ability to create groupings by levels, etc.

You can download the plugin from the official website, where you can also find instructions for connecting and configuring. To change the look of the list, simply apply CSS styles . This plugin makes it a breeze to create improved lists.

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