Simple and lightweight multiple selection dropdown component with checkboxes, search and select-all.

✨ Features

  • ? Lightweight (~4KB)
  • ? Themeable
  • ✌ Written w/ TypeScript

? Installation

npm i react-multi-select-component    # npm
yarn add react-multi-select-component # yarn

? Example


import React, { useState } from "react";
import MultiSelect from "react-multi-select-component";

const Example: React.FC = () => {
  const options = [
    { label: "Grapes ?", value: "grapes" },
    { label: "Mango ?", value: "mango" },
    { label: "Strawberry ?", value: "strawberry" },

  const [selected, setSelected] = useState([]);

  return (
      <h1>Select Fruits</h1>

export default Example;

? Props

Prop Description Type Default
labelledBy value for aria-labelledby string
options options for dropdown [{label, value}]
value pre-selected rows [{label, value}] []
focusSearchOnOpen focus on search input when opening boolean true
hasSelectAll toggle 'Select All' option boolean true
isLoading show spinner on select boolean false
shouldToggleOnHover toggle dropdown on hover option boolean false
overrideStrings Override default strings for i18n object
onChange onChange callback function
disabled disable dropdown boolean false
selectAllLabel select all label string
disableSearch hide search textbox boolean false
filterOptions custom filter options function Fuzzy Search
className class name for parent component string multi-select

? Custom filter logic

By default this component uses fuzzy search algorithm to filter options but also allows you to opt-out and use your own logic if you want to below is the example doing just case insensitive search

export function filterOptions(options, filter) {
  if (!filter) {
    return options;
  const re = new RegExp(filter, "i");
  return options.filter(({ value }) => value && value.match(re));


You can override the strings to be whatever you want, including translations for your languages.

  "selectSomeItems": "Select...",
  "allItemsAreSelected": "All items are selected.",
  "selectAll": "Select All",
  "search": "Search"

? Themeing

You can override css variables to customize appearance

.multi-select {
  --rmsc-primary: #4285f4;
  --rmsc-hover: #f1f3f5;
  --rmsc-selected: #e2e6ea;
  --rmsc-border: #ccc;
  --rmsc-gray: #aaa;
  --rmsc-background: #fff;
  --rmsc-spacing: 10px;
  --rmsc-border-radius: 4px;
  --rmsc-height: 38px;