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Combobox

Choose from a list of suggested values with full keyboard support.
vue
<script setup lang="ts">
import { ref } from 'vue'
import { ComboboxAnchor, ComboboxContent, ComboboxEmpty, ComboboxGroup, ComboboxInput, ComboboxItem, ComboboxItemIndicator, ComboboxLabel, ComboboxRoot, ComboboxSeparator, ComboboxTrigger, ComboboxViewport } from 'radix-vue'
import { Icon } from '@iconify/vue'

const v = ref('')
const options = ['Apple', 'Banana', 'Blueberry', 'Grapes', 'Pineapple']
const vegetables = ['Aubergine', 'Broccoli', 'Carrot', 'Courgette', 'Leek']
</script>

<template>
  <ComboboxRoot v-model="v" class="relative">
    <ComboboxAnchor class="min-w-[160px] inline-flex items-center justify-between rounded px-[15px] text-[13px] leading-none h-[35px] gap-[5px] bg-white text-grass11 shadow-[0_2px_10px] shadow-black/10 hover:bg-mauve3 focus:shadow-[0_0_0_2px] focus:shadow-black data-[placeholder]:text-grass9 outline-none">
      <ComboboxInput class="!bg-transparent outline-none text-grass11 h-full selection:bg-grass5 placeholder-mauve8" placeholder="Placeholder..." />
      <ComboboxTrigger>
        <Icon icon="radix-icons:chevron-down" class="h-4 w-4 text-grass11" />
      </ComboboxTrigger>
    </ComboboxAnchor>

    <ComboboxContent class="absolute z-10 w-full mt-2 min-w-[160px] bg-white overflow-hidden rounded shadow-[0px_10px_38px_-10px_rgba(22,_23,_24,_0.35),_0px_10px_20px_-15px_rgba(22,_23,_24,_0.2)] will-change-[opacity,transform] data-[side=top]:animate-slideDownAndFade data-[side=right]:animate-slideLeftAndFade data-[side=bottom]:animate-slideUpAndFade data-[side=left]:animate-slideRightAndFade">
      <ComboboxViewport class="p-[5px]">
        <ComboboxEmpty class="text-mauve8 text-xs font-medium text-center py-2" />

        <ComboboxGroup>
          <ComboboxLabel class="px-[25px] text-xs leading-[25px] text-mauve11">
            Fruits
          </ComboboxLabel>

          <ComboboxItem
            v-for="(option, index) in options" :key="index"
            class="text-[13px] leading-none text-grass11 rounded-[3px] flex items-center h-[25px] pr-[35px] pl-[25px] relative select-none data-[disabled]:text-mauve8 data-[disabled]:pointer-events-none data-[highlighted]:outline-none data-[highlighted]:bg-grass9 data-[highlighted]:text-grass1"
            :value="option"
          >
            <ComboboxItemIndicator
              class="absolute left-0 w-[25px] inline-flex items-center justify-center"
            >
              <Icon icon="radix-icons:check" />
            </ComboboxItemIndicator>
            <span>
              {{ option }}
            </span>
          </ComboboxItem>
          <ComboboxSeparator class="h-[1px] bg-grass6 m-[5px]" />
        </ComboboxGroup>

        <ComboboxGroup>
          <ComboboxLabel
            class="px-[25px] text-xs leading-[25px] text-mauve11"
          >
            Vegetables
          </ComboboxLabel>
          <ComboboxItem
            v-for="(option, index) in vegetables" :key="index"
            class="text-[13px] leading-none text-grass11 rounded-[3px] flex items-center h-[25px] pr-[35px] pl-[25px] relative select-none data-[disabled]:text-mauve8 data-[disabled]:pointer-events-none data-[highlighted]:outline-none data-[highlighted]:bg-grass9 data-[highlighted]:text-grass1"
            :value="option"
          >
            <ComboboxItemIndicator
              class="absolute left-0 w-[25px] inline-flex items-center justify-center"
            >
              <Icon icon="radix-icons:check" />
            </ComboboxItemIndicator>
            <span>
              {{ option }}
            </span>
          </ComboboxItem>
        </ComboboxGroup>
      </ComboboxViewport>
    </ComboboxContent>
  </ComboboxRoot>
</template>

Features

  • Can be controlled or uncontrolled.
  • Offers 2 positioning modes.
  • Supports items, labels, groups of items.
  • Focus is fully managed.
  • Full keyboard navigation.
  • Supports custom placeholder.
  • Supports Right to Left direction.

Installation

Install the component from your command line.

bash
npm install radix-vue

Anatomy

Import all parts and piece them together.

vue
<script setup lang="ts">
import {
  ComboboxAnchor,
  ComboboxArrow,
  ComboboxCancel,
  ComboboxContent,
  ComboboxEmpty,
  ComboboxGroup,
  ComboboxInput,
  ComboboxItem,
  ComboboxItemIndicator,
  ComboboxLabel,
  ComboboxPortal,
  ComboboxRoot,
  ComboboxSeparator,
  ComboboxTrigger,
  ComboboxViewport,
} from 'radix-vue'
</script>

<template>
  <ComboboxRoot>
    <ComboboxAnchor>
      <ComboboxInput />
      <ComboboxTrigger />
      <ComboboxCancel />
    </ComboboxAnchor>

    <ComboboxPortal>
      <ComboboxContent>
        <ComboboxViewport>
          <ComboboxEmpty />

          <ComboboxItem>
            <ComboboxItemIndicator />
          </ComboboxItem>

          <ComboboxGroup>
            <ComboboxLabel />
            <ComboboxItem>
              <ComboboxItemIndicator />
            </ComboboxItem>
          </ComboboxGroup>
          <ComboboxSeparator />
        </ComboboxViewport>

        <ComboboxArrow />
      </ComboboxContent>
    </ComboboxPortal>
  </ComboboxRoot>
</template>

API Reference

Root

Contains all the parts of a Combobox

PropTypeDefault
defaultValue
T
modelValue
T
defaultOpen
boolean
open
boolean
searchTerm
string
filterFunction
(val: Array<T>, term: string) => Array<T>
displayValue
(val: T) => string
multiple
boolean
dir
enum
name
string
disabled
boolean
EmitType
@update:modelValue
(value: T) => void
@update:open
(open: boolean) => void
@update:searchTerm
(value: string) => void

Anchor

Used as an anchor if you set ComboboxContent's position to popper.

PropTypeDefault
as
string | Component
div
asChild
boolean
false

Input

The input component to search through the combobox items.

Trigger

The button that toggles the Combobox Content.

PropTypeDefault
as
string | Component
button
asChild
boolean
false
autoFocus
boolean
Data AttributeValue
[data-state]"open" | "closed"
[data-disabled]Present when disabled

Cancel

The button that clears the search term.

PropTypeDefault
as
string | Component
button
asChild
boolean
false

Portal

When used, portals the content part into the body.

PropTypeDefault
to
string | HTMLElement
body

Content

The component that pops out when the combobox is open.

PropTypeDefault
position
enum
"inline"
bodyLock
boolean
false
disableOutsidePointerEvents
boolean
false
side
enum
"bottom"
sideOffset
number
0
align
enum
"start"
alignOffset
number
0
avoidCollisions
boolean
true
collisionBoundary
Boundary
[]
collisionPadding
number | Padding
10
arrowPadding
number
0
sticky
enum
"partial"
hideWhenDetached
boolean
false
as
string | Component
div
asChild
boolean
false
EmitType
@closeAutoFocus
(event: Event) => void
@escapeKeyDown
(event: KeyboardEvent) => void
@pointerDownOutside
(event: PointerDownOutsideEvent) => void
Data AttributeValue
[data-state]"open" | "closed"
[data-side]"left" | "right" | "bottom" | "top"
[data-align]"start" | "end" | "center"
CSS VariableDescription
--radix-combobox-content-transform-origin
The transform-origin computed from the content and arrow positions/offsets. Only present when position="popper".
--radix-combobox-content-available-width
The remaining width between the trigger and the boundary edge. Only present when position="popper".
--radix-combobox-content-available-height
The remaining height between the trigger and the boundary edge. Only present when position="popper".
--radix-combobox-trigger-width
The width of the trigger. Only present when position="popper".
--radix-combobox-trigger-height
The height of the trigger. Only present when position="popper".

Viewport

The scrolling viewport that contains all of the items.

PropTypeDefault
as
string | Component
div
asChild
boolean
false

Item

The component that contains the combobox items.

PropTypeDefault
value*
string
disabled
boolean
as
string | Component
div
asChild
boolean
false
EmitType
@select
(event: SelectEvent) => void
Data AttributeValue
[data-state]"checked" | "unchecked"
[data-highlighted]Present when highlighted
[data-disabled]Present when disabled

ItemIndicator

Renders when the item is selected. You can style this element directly, or you can use it as a wrapper to put an icon into, or both.

PropTypeDefault
as
string | Component
span
asChild
boolean
false

Group

Used to group multiple items. use in conjunction with ComboboxLabel to ensure good accessibility via automatic labelling.

PropTypeDefault
as
string | Component
div
asChild
boolean
false

Label

Used to render the label of a group. It won't be focusable using arrow keys.

PropTypeDefault
as
string | Component
div
asChild
boolean
false

Separator

Used to visually separate items in the Combobox

PropTypeDefault
as
string | Component
div
asChild
boolean
false

Arrow

An optional arrow element to render alongside the content. This can be used to help visually link the trigger with the ComboboxContent. Must be rendered inside ComboboxContent. Only available when position is set to popper.

PropTypeDefault
as
string | Component
svg
asChild
boolean
false
width
number
10
height
number
5

Examples

Binding objects as values

Unlike native HTML form controls which only allow you to provide strings as values, radix-vue supports binding complex objects as well.

vue
<script setup lang="ts">
import { ref } from 'vue'
import { ComboboxContent, ComboboxInput, ComboboxItem, ComboboxPortal, ComboboxRoot } from 'radix-vue'

const people = [
  { id: 1, name: 'Durward Reynolds' },
  { id: 2, name: 'Kenton Towne' },
  { id: 3, name: 'Therese Wunsch' },
  { id: 4, name: 'Benedict Kessler' },
  { id: 5, name: 'Katelyn Rohan' },
]
const selectedPeople = ref(people[0])
</script>

<template>
  <ComboboxRoot v-model="selectedPeople">
    <ComboboxInput />
    <ComboboxPortal>
      <ComboboxContent>
        <ComboboxItem
          v-for="person in people"
          :key="person.id"
          :value="person"
          :disabled="person.unavailable"
        >
          {{ person.name }}
        </ComboboxItem>
      </ComboboxContent>
    </ComboboxPortal>
  </ComboboxRoot>
</template>

Selecting multiple values

The Combobox component allows you to select multiple values. You can enable this by providing an array of values instead of a single value.

vue
<script setup lang="ts">
import { ref } from 'vue'
import { ComboboxRoot } from 'radix-vue'

const people = [
  { id: 1, name: 'Durward Reynolds' },
  { id: 2, name: 'Kenton Towne' },
  { id: 3, name: 'Therese Wunsch' },
  { id: 4, name: 'Benedict Kessler' },
  { id: 5, name: 'Katelyn Rohan' },
]
const selectedPeople = ref([people[0], people[1]])
</script>

<template>
  <ComboboxRoot v-model="selectedPeople" multiple>
    ...
  </ComboboxRoot>
</template>

Custom filtering

Internally, ComboboxRoot would apply default filter function to filter relevant ComboboxItem (only apply when modelValue is type string).

However this behavior can be replaced using 2 different method.

1. Provide filter-function props.

vue
<script setup lang="ts">
import { ref } from 'vue'
import { ComboboxContent, ComboboxInput, ComboboxItem, ComboboxPortal, ComboboxRoot } from 'radix-vue'

const people = [
  { id: 1, name: 'Durward Reynolds' },
  { id: 2, name: 'Kenton Towne' },
  { id: 3, name: 'Therese Wunsch' },
  { id: 4, name: 'Benedict Kessler' },
  { id: 5, name: 'Katelyn Rohan' },
]
const selectedPeople = ref(people[0])

function filterFunction(list: typeof people[number], searchTerm: string) {
  return list.filter((person) => {
    return person.name.toLowerCase().includes(searchTerm.toLowerCase())
  })
}
</script>

<template>
  <ComboboxRoot
    v-model="selectedPeople"
    :filter-function="filterFunction"
  >
    <ComboboxInput />
    <ComboboxPortal>
      <ComboboxContent>
        <ComboboxItem
          v-for="person in people"
          :key="person.id"
          :value="person"
          :disabled="person.unavailable"
        >
          {{ person.name }}
        </ComboboxItem>
      </ComboboxContent>
    </ComboboxPortal>
  </ComboboxRoot>
</template>

2. Filtered v-for options

vue
<script setup lang="ts">
import { ref } from 'vue'
import { ComboboxContent, ComboboxInput, ComboboxItem, ComboboxPortal, ComboboxRoot } from 'radix-vue'

const people = [
  { id: 1, name: 'Durward Reynolds' },
  { id: 2, name: 'Kenton Towne' },
  { id: 3, name: 'Therese Wunsch' },
  { id: 4, name: 'Benedict Kessler' },
  { id: 5, name: 'Katelyn Rohan' },
]
const selectedPeople = ref(people[0])
const searchTerm = ref('')

const filteredPeople = computed(() =>
  searchTerm.value === ''
    ? people
    : people.filter((person) => {
      return person.name.toLowerCase().includes(searchTerm.value.toLowerCase())
    })
)
</script>

<template>
  <ComboboxRoot
    v-model="selectedPeople"
    v-model:searchTerm="searchTerm"
  >
    <ComboboxInput />
    <ComboboxPortal>
      <ComboboxContent>
        <ComboboxItem
          v-for="person in filteredPeople"
          :key="person.id"
          :value="person"
          :disabled="person.unavailable"
        >
          {{ person.name }}
        </ComboboxItem>
      </ComboboxContent>
    </ComboboxPortal>
  </ComboboxRoot>
</template>

Custom label

By default the Combobox will use the input contents as the label for screenreaders. If you'd like more control over what is announced to assistive technologies, use the Label component.

vue
<script setup lang="ts">
import { ref } from 'vue'
import { ComboboxInput, ComboboxRoot, Label } from 'radix-vue'
</script>

<template>
  <ComboboxRoot v-model="selectedPeople">
    <Label for="person">Person: </Label>
    <ComboboxInput id="person" placeholder="Select a person" />
    ...
  </ComboboxRoot>
</template>

With disabled items

You can add special styles to disabled items via the data-disabled attribute.

vue
<script setup lang="ts">
import { ref } from 'vue'
import {
  ComboboxContent,
  ComboboxInput,
  ComboboxItem,
  ComboboxPortal,
  ComboboxRoot,
} from 'radix-vue'
</script>

<template>
  <ComboboxRoot>
    <ComboboxInput />
    <ComboboxPortal>
      <ComboboxContent>
        <ComboboxItem class="ComboboxItem" disabled>
          ...
        </ComboboxItem>
      </ComboboxContent>
    </ComboboxPortal>
  </ComboboxRoot>
</template>
css
/* styles.css */
.ComboboxItem[data-disabled] {
  color: "gainsboro";
}

With separators

Use the Separator part to add a separator between items.

vue
<script setup lang="ts">
import { ref } from 'vue'
import {
  ComboboxContent,
  ComboboxInput,
  ComboboxItem,
  ComboboxPortal,
  ComboboxRoot,
  ComboboxSeparator
} from 'radix-vue'
</script>

<template>
  <ComboboxRoot>
    <ComboboxInput />
    <ComboboxPortal>
      <ComboboxContent>
        <ComboboxItem></ComboboxItem>
        <ComboboxItem></ComboboxItem>
        <ComboboxItem></ComboboxItem>
        <ComboboxSeparator />
        <ComboboxItem></ComboboxItem>
        <ComboboxItem></ComboboxItem>
        <ComboboxItem></ComboboxItem>
      </ComboboxContent>
    </ComboboxPortal>
  </ComboboxRoot>
</template>

With grouped items

Use the Group and Label parts to group items in a section.

vue
<script setup lang="ts">
import { ref } from 'vue'
import {
  ComboboxContent,
  ComboboxGroup,
  ComboboxInput,
  ComboboxItem,
  ComboboxLabel,
  ComboboxPortal,
  ComboboxRoot
} from 'radix-vue'
</script>

<template>
  <ComboboxRoot>
    <ComboboxInput />
    <ComboboxPortal>
      <ComboboxContent>
        <ComboboxGroup>
          <ComboboxLabel>Label</ComboboxLabel>
          <ComboboxItem></ComboboxItem>
          <ComboboxItem></ComboboxItem>
          <ComboboxItem></ComboboxItem>
        </ComboboxGroup>
      </ComboboxContent>
    </ComboboxPortal>
  </ComboboxRoot>
</template>

With complex items

You can use custom content in your items.

vue
<script setup lang="ts">
import { ref } from 'vue'
import {
  ComboboxContent,
  ComboboxGroup,
  ComboboxInput,
  ComboboxItem,
  ComboboxItemIndicator,
  ComboboxLabel,
  ComboboxPortal,
  ComboboxRoot
} from 'radix-vue'
</script>

<template>
  <ComboboxRoot>
    <ComboboxInput />
    <ComboboxPortal>
      <ComboboxContent>
        <ComboboxItem>
          <img src="">
          Adolfo Hess
          <ComboboxItemIndicator />
        </ComboboxItem>

      </ComboboxContent>
    </ComboboxPortal>
  </ComboboxRoot>
</template>

Prevent select behavior

By default, selecting ComboboxItem would close the content, and update the modelValue with the provided value. You can prevent this behavior by preventing default @select.prevent.

vue
<script setup lang="ts">
import { ref } from 'vue'
import { ComboboxContent, ComboboxGroup, ComboboxInput, ComboboxItem, ComboboxItemIndicator, ComboboxLabel, ComboboxPortal, ComboboxRoot } from 'radix-vue'
</script>

<template>
  <ComboboxRoot>
    <ComboboxInput />
    <ComboboxPortal>
      <ComboboxContent>
        <ComboboxItem @select.prevent>
          Item A
        </ComboboxItem>

      </ComboboxContent>
    </ComboboxPortal>
  </ComboboxRoot>
</template>

Accessibility

Adheres to the Combobox WAI-ARIA design pattern.

See the W3C Combobox Autocomplete List example for more information.

Keyboard Interactions

KeyDescription
Enter
When focus is on ComboboxItem, selects the focused item.
ArrowDown
When focus is on ComboboxInput, opens the combobox content.
When focus is on an item, moves focus to the next item.
ArrowUp
When focus is on ComboboxInput, opens the combobox content.
When focus is on an item, moves focus to the previous item.
Esc
Closes combobox and restores the selected item in the ComboboxInput field.

Custom APIs

Create your own API by abstracting the primitive parts into your own component.

Command Menu

Combobox can be use to build your own Command Menu.

Usage

vue
<script setup lang="ts">
import { Command, CommandItem } from './your-command'
</script>

<template>
  <Command>
    <CommandItem value="1">
      Item 1
    </CommandItem>
    <CommandItem value="2">
      Item 2
    </CommandItem>
    <CommandItem value="3">
      Item 3
    </CommandItem>
  </Command>
</template>

Implementation

ts
// your-command.ts
export { default as Command } from 'Command.vue'
export { default as CommandItem } from 'CommandItem.vue'
vue
<!-- Command.vue -->
<script setup lang="ts">
import { CheckIcon, ChevronDownIcon, ChevronUpIcon, } from '@radix-icons/vue'
import { ComboboxContent, ComboboxEmpty, ComboboxInput, ComboboxPortal, ComboboxRoot, useForwardPropsEmits } from 'radix-vue'
import type { ComboboxRootEmits, ComboboxRootProps } from 'radix-vue'

const props = defineProps<ComboboxRootProps>()
const emits = defineEmits<ComboboxRootEmits>()

const forward = useForwardPropsEmits(props, emits)
</script>

<template>
  <ComboboxRoot v-bind="forward" :open="true" model-value="">
    <ComboboxInput placeholder="Type a command or search..." />

    <ComboboxPortal>
      <ComboboxContent>
        <ComboboxEmpty />
        <ComboboxViewport>
          <slot />
        </ComboboxViewport>
      </ComboboxContent>
    </ComboboxPortal>
  </ComboboxRoot>
</template>
vue
<!-- ComboboxItem.vue -->
<script setup lang="ts">
import { CheckIcon } from '@radix-icons/vue'
import { ComboboxItem, type ComboboxItemProps } from 'radix-vue'

const props = defineProps<ComboboxItemProps>()
</script>

<template>
  <ComboboxItem v-bind="props" @select.prevent>
    <slot />
  </ComboboxItem>
</template>