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Bootstrap 5 Select

Select

Customize the native <select>s with custom Bootstrap CSS that changes the element’s initial appearance.

Default

Custom <select> menus need only a custom class, .form-select to trigger the custom styles. Custom styles are limited to the <select>’s initial appearance and cannot modify the <option>s due to browser limitations.

<select class="form-select" aria-label="Default select example">
  <option selected>Open this select menu</option>
  <option value="1">One</option>
  <option value="2">Two</option>
  <option value="3">Three</option>
</select>

Sizing

You may also choose from small and large custom selects to match our similarly sized text inputs.

<select class="form-select form-select-lg mb-3" aria-label=".form-select-lg example">
  <option selected>Open this select menu</option>
  <option value="1">One</option>
  <option value="2">Two</option>
  <option value="3">Three</option>
</select>

<select class="form-select form-select-sm" aria-label=".form-select-sm example">
  <option selected>Open this select menu</option>
  <option value="1">One</option>
  <option value="2">Two</option>
  <option value="3">Three</option>
</select>

The multiple attribute is also supported:

<select class="form-select" multiple aria-label="multiple select example">
  <option selected>Open this select menu</option>
  <option value="1">One</option>
  <option value="2">Two</option>
  <option value="3">Three</option>
</select>

As is the size attribute:

<select class="form-select" size="3" aria-label="size 3 select example">
  <option selected>Open this select menu</option>
  <option value="1">One</option>
  <option value="2">Two</option>
  <option value="3">Three</option>
</select>

Disabled

Add the disabled boolean attribute on a select to give it a grayed out appearance and remove pointer events.

<select class="form-select" aria-label="Disabled select example" disabled>
  <option selected>Open this select menu</option>
  <option value="1">One</option>
  <option value="2">Two</option>
  <option value="3">Three</option>
</select>