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MultiSelect Appearance

As of the R1 2022 release, the MultiSelect component uses a new rendering. To learn more about why we decided to create a new rendering for our components, see the Components Rendering Overview article.

For a live example of the styling options of the MultiSelect, visit the Appearance Demo of the MultiSelect.

Options

The MultiSelect supports the following styling options:

  • Size—configures the overall size of the component.
  • Rounded—configures the border radius of the component.
  • FillMode—configures how the color is applied to the component.

Size

The Size option controls the size of the MultiSelect. The k-input-{size} class, which is applied to the wrapping span element of the MultiSelect, reflects the value of the Size option.

The following values are available for the Size option:

  • Small—small size (applies the k-input-sm class to the wrapping span element)
  • Medium—medium size (applies the k-input-md class to the wrapping span element)
  • Large—large size (applies the k-input-lg class to the wrapping span element)

The following example demonstrates how to set Size in the declaration of the MultiSelect:

    @(Html.Kendo().MultiSelect()
        .Name("multiselect")
        .DownArrow()
        .Placeholder("Select...")
        .Size(ComponentSize.Large)
        .BindTo(new List<SelectListItem>()
        {
            new SelectListItem() {
            Text = "Item1", Value ="1"
            },
            new SelectListItem() {
            Text = "Item2", Value ="2"
            },
            new SelectListItem() {
            Text = "Item3", Value ="3"
            }
        })
    )
    @{
        var multiSelect_data = new List<SelectListItem>()
        {
            new SelectListItem() {Text = "Item1", Value ="1"},
            new SelectListItem() {Text = "Item2", Value ="2"},
            new SelectListItem() {Text = "Item3", Value ="3"}
        };
    }

    <kendo-multiselect name="multiselect"
                       down-arrow="true"
                       placeholder="Select..."
                       size="ComponentSize.Large"
                       bind-to="multiSelect_data">
    </kendo-multiselect>

The default size value is Medium and it is applied to the span wrapping element through the k-input-md class.

Below is the HTML of the MultiSelect that is affected from the Size configuration. The changes are applied to the span.k-multiselect wrapping element and to the span.k-chip elements:

<span class="k-multiselect k-input k-multiselect-clearable k-input-lg">
    ...
    <span class="k-chip k-chip-lg k-rounded-lg k-chip-solid k-chip-solid-base" aria-setsize="2"></span>
</span>

Rounded

The Rounded option controls the border radius of the MultiSelect. The class that corresponds to the Rounded option is k-rounded-{rounded}.

The following values are available for the Rounded option:

  • Small—small border radius (applies the k-rounded-sm class to the wrapping span element)
  • Medium—medium border radius (applies the k-rounded-md class to the wrapping span element)
  • Large—large border radius (applies the k-rounded-lg class to the wrapping span element)
  • Full—largest (ellipse-like) border radius (applies the k-rounded-full class to the wrapping span element)

The following example demonstrates how to set Rounded in the declaration of the MultiSelect:

    @(Html.Kendo().MultiSelect()
        .Name("multiselect")
        .DownArrow()
        .Placeholder("Select...")
        .Rounded(Rounded.Medium)
        .BindTo(new List<SelectListItem>()
        {
            new SelectListItem() {
            Text = "Item1", Value ="1"
            },
            new SelectListItem() {
            Text = "Item2", Value ="2"
            },
            new SelectListItem() {
            Text = "Item3", Value ="3"
            }
        })
    )
    @{
        var multiSelect_data = new List<SelectListItem>()
        {
            new SelectListItem() {Text = "Item1", Value ="1"},
            new SelectListItem() {Text = "Item2", Value ="2"},
            new SelectListItem() {Text = "Item3", Value ="3"}
        };
    }

    <kendo-multiselect name="multiselect"
                       down-arrow="true"
                       placeholder="Select..."
                       rounded="Rounded.Medium"
                       bind-to="multiSelect_data">
    </kendo-multiselect>

The default rounded value is Full. It applies the k-rounded-full class to the span.k-multiselect wrapping element that contains the HTML of the component. The class is also applied to the span.k-chip element which contains the HTML of the tags.

The rendering of the MultiSelect with Rounded.Medium set:

<span class="k-multiselect k-input k-multiselect-clearable k-input-solid k-input-lg k-rounded-md">
    ...
    <span class="k-chip k-chip-lg k-rounded-md k-chip-solid k-chip-solid-base" aria-setsize="2"></span>
</span>

FillMode

The FillMode option controls how the color of the tags is applied. The structure of the class is k-input-{fillMode}.

The following values are available for the FillMode option:

  • Solid—applies the k-input-solid class to the wrapping span element
  • Flat—applies the k-input-flat class to the wrapping span element
  • Outline—applies the k-input-outline class to the wrapping span element

The default value is Solid and it is applied to the span.k-multiselect wrapping element through the k-input-solid class and to the span.k-chip elements through the .k-chip-solid .k-chip-solid-base classes.

The following example demonstrates how to set FillMode in the declaration of the MultiSelect:

    @(Html.Kendo().MultiSelect()
        .Name("multiselect")
        .DownArrow()
        .Placeholder("Select...")
        .FillMode(FillMode.Outline)
        .BindTo(new List<SelectListItem>()
        {
            new SelectListItem() {
            Text = "Item1", Value ="1"
            },
            new SelectListItem() {
            Text = "Item2", Value ="2"
            },
            new SelectListItem() {
            Text = "Item3", Value ="3"
            }
        })
    )
    @{
        var multiSelect_data = new List<SelectListItem>()
        {
            new SelectListItem() {Text = "Item1", Value ="1"},
            new SelectListItem() {Text = "Item2", Value ="2"},
            new SelectListItem() {Text = "Item3", Value ="3"}
        };
    }

    <kendo-multiselect name="multiselect"
                       down-arrow="true"
                       placeholder="Select..."
                       fill-mode="FillMode.Outline"
                       bind-to="multiSelect_data">
    </kendo-multiselect>

The FillMode.Outline value is reflected through the respective classes applied to the span.k-multiselect wrapping element and to the span.k-chip elements:

<span class="k-multiselect k-input k-multiselect-clearable k-input-outline k-input-lg k-rounded-md">
    ...
    <span class="k-chip k-chip-lg k-rounded-md k-chip-outline k-chip-outline-base" aria-setsize="2"></span>
</span>

Old vs New Rendering

Below you will find the differences between the old and the new rendering of the MultiSelect. Some of the HTML elements rendered before are replaced with others in the new rendering.

Old Rendering:

 <div class="k-widget k-multiselect k-multiselect-clearable" unselectable="on" title="" style="">
      <div class="k-multiselect-wrap k-floatwrap k-multiselect-wrap-arrow" unselectable="on" role="combobox"
          aria-expanded="false" aria-owns="multiselect_listbox" aria-controls="multiselect_listbox">
          <ul unselectable="on" class="k-reset" id="multiselect_taglist">
              <li class="k-button" unselectable="on" aria-setsize="1"><span unselectable="on">Item1</span><span
                      aria-hidden="true" unselectable="on" aria-label="delete" title="delete" class="k-select"><span
                          class="k-icon k-i-close"></span></span></li>
          </ul>
          <input class="k-input" style="width: 41px;" autocomplete="off" role="textbox" title=""
              aria-autocomplete="list" tabindex="0" aria-describedby="multiselect_taglist"
              aria-controls="multiselect_listbox" aria-disabled="false" aria-readonly="false" aria-busy="false">
          <span unselectable="on" class="k-select" title="select" role="button" tabindex="-1">
              <span class="k-icon k-i-arrow-60-down"></span>
          </span>
          <span unselectable="on" class="k-clear-value" title="clear" role="button" tabindex="-1"><span class="k-icon k-i-x"></span></span>
          <span class="k-icon k-i-loading k-hidden"></span>
      </div>
      <select id="multiselect" multiple="multiple" data-role="multiselect" style="display: none;">
          <option value="Item1">Item1</option>
          <option value="Item2">Item2</option>
      </select>
  </div>

New Rendering:

<span class="k-multiselect k-input k-multiselect-clearable k-input-{fillMode} k-input-{size} k-rounded-{rounded}" unselectable="on"
        role="combobox" title="" aria-expanded="false" aria-owns="multiselect_listbox" aria-controls="multiselect_listbox"
        style="">
        <select id="multiselect" multiple="multiple" data-role="multiselect" style="display: none;">
            <option value="Item1">Item1</option>
            <option value="Item2">Item2</option>
        </select>
        <div unselectable="on" class="k-input-values k-selection-multiple k-chip-list k-chip-list-{size}"
            id="multiselect_taglist">
            <span class="k-chip k-chip-{size} k-rounded-md k-chip-solid k-chip-solid-base"
                aria-setsize="1">
                <span unselectable="on" class="k-chip-content">
                    <span class="k-chip-label">Item1</span>
                </span>
                <span class="k-chip-action k-chip-remove-action" unselectable="on" aria-hidden="true" aria-label="delete" title="delete">
                    <span class="k-icon k-i-x-circle"></span>
                </span>
            </span>
            <input class="k-input-inner" autocomplete="off" role="textbox" title=""
                aria-autocomplete="list" tabindex="0" aria-describedby="multiselect_taglist"
                aria-controls="multiselect_listbox" aria-disabled="false" aria-readonly="false" aria-busy="false">
        </div>
        <span unselectable="on" class="k-clear-value" title="clear" role="button" tabindex="-1">
            <span class="k-icon k-i-x"></span>
        </span>
        <span class="k-icon k-i-loading k-hidden"></span>
        <button type="button" title="select"
            class="k-input-button k-button k-icon-button k-button-md k-button-solid k-button-solid-base k-multiselect-toggle-button"
            role="button" tabindex="-1"><span class="k-button-icon k-icon k-i-arrow-s"></span></button>
</span>

Visual Backwards Compatibility

In order to achieve the same look and feel as the old rendering, make sure to use the classes available in the new rendering. Visit the CSS Classes Migration and JQuery Selectors Migration sections of the Appearance Overview article for additional information.

If you use a LESS theme, the new rendering will support only the default options.

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