Make Dropdown with Multiple checkbox select with jQuery

In this post i am going to share simple jquery based script to Make Dropdown with Multiple checkbox select. You can convert your default select box with multiselect feature without using any third party plugin.

Make Dropdown with Multiple checkbox select with jQuery


<dl class="dropdown"> 
    <a href="#">
      <span class="hida">Select</span>    
      <p class="multiSel"></p>  
        <div class="mutliSelect">
                    <input type="checkbox" value="Apple" />Apple</li>
                    <input type="checkbox" value="Blackberry" />Blackberry</li>
                    <input type="checkbox" value="HTC" />HTC</li>
                    <input type="checkbox" value="Sony Ericson" />Sony Ericson</li>
                    <input type="checkbox" value="Motorola" />Motorola</li>
                    <input type="checkbox" value="Nokia" />Nokia</li>


body {
  font: normal 14px/100% "Andale Mono", AndaleMono, monospace;
  color: #fff;
  padding: 50px;
  width: 300px;
  margin: 0 auto;
  background-color: #374954;
.dropdown {
  position: absolute;
  transform: translateY(-50%);
a {
  color: #fff;
.dropdown dd,
.dropdown dt {
  margin: 0px;
  padding: 0px;
.dropdown ul {
  margin: -1px 0 0 0;
.dropdown dd {
  position: relative;
.dropdown a,
.dropdown a:visited {
  color: #fff;
  text-decoration: none;
  outline: none;
  font-size: 12px;
.dropdown dt a {
  background-color: #4F6877;
  display: block;
  padding: 8px 20px 5px 10px;
  min-height: 25px;
  line-height: 24px;
  overflow: hidden;
  border: 0;
  width: 272px;
.dropdown dt a span,
.multiSel span {
  cursor: pointer;
  display: inline-block;
  padding: 0 3px 2px 0;
.dropdown dd ul {
  background-color: #4F6877;
  border: 0;
  color: #fff;
  display: none;
  left: 0px;
  padding: 2px 15px 2px 5px;
  position: absolute;
  top: 2px;
  width: 280px;
  list-style: none;
  height: 100px;
  overflow: auto;
.dropdown span.value {
  display: none;
.dropdown dd ul li a {
  padding: 5px;
  display: block;
.dropdown dd ul li a:hover {
  background-color: #fff;
button {
  background-color: #6BBE92;
  width: 302px;
  border: 0;
  padding: 10px 0;
  margin: 5px 0;
  text-align: center;
  color: #fff;
  font-weight: bold;


$(".dropdown dt a").on('click', function() {
  $(".dropdown dd ul").slideToggle('fast');
$(".dropdown dd ul li a").on('click', function() {
  $(".dropdown dd ul").hide();
function getSelectedValue(id) {
  return $("#" + id).find("dt a span.value").html();
$(document).bind('click', function(e) {
  var $clicked = $(;
  if (!$clicked.parents().hasClass("dropdown")) $(".dropdown dd ul").hide();
$('.mutliSelect input[type="checkbox"]').on('click', function() {
  var title = $(this).closest('.mutliSelect').find('input[type="checkbox"]').val(),
    title = $(this).val() + ",";
  if ($(this).is(':checked')) {
    var html = '<span title="' + title + '">' + title + '</span>';
  } else {
    $('span[title="' + title + '"]').remove();
    var ret = $(".hida");
    $('.dropdown dt a').append(ret);

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