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Select / React

Also known as dropdown

Offers a simple form control to select from many options.

To implement Select component into your project you’ll need to add the import:

import Select from "@kiwicom/orbit-components/lib/Select";

After adding import into your project you can use it simply like:

<Select options={Option} />


Table below contains all types of the props available in the Select component.

Name Type Default Description
customValueText Translation The custom text alternative of current value. See Functional specs
dataAttrs Object Optional prop for passing data-* attributes to the select DOM element.
dataTest string Optional prop for testing purposes.
disabled boolean false If true, the Select will be disabled.
error React.Node The error message for the Select. See Functional specs
help React.Node The help message for the Select.
id string Adds id HTML attribute to an element.
label Translation The label for the Select.
name string The name for the Select.
onBlur event => void | Promise Function for handling onBlur event.
onChange event => void | Promise Function for handling onChange event.
onFocus event => void | Promise Function for handling onFocus event.
options Option[] The content of the Select, passed as array of objects.
placeholder TranslationString The placeholder for the Select.
prefix React.Node The prefix component for the Select. See Functional specs
ref func Prop for forwarded ref of the Select. See Functional specs
required boolean false If true, the label is displayed as required.
readOnly boolean If true, Select will be readonly.
size enum "normal" The size of the Select.
spaceAfter enum Additional margin-bottom after component. See this docs
tabIndex string | number Specifies the tab order of an element
value string "" The value of the Select.


Table below contains all types of the props available for object in Option array.

Name Type Description
value string | number The value of the Option.
label string The label for the Option.
key string The key of the Option.
disabled boolean If true, the Option will be disabled.



Functional specs

  • The error prop overwrites the help prop, due to higher priority.

  • When you have limited space of Select, you can use customValueText property where you can pass text alternative of the current value. For instance, when label of selected option has Czech Republic (+420), you can pass only +420 into this property and the original label will be visually hidden.

  • ref can be used for example auto-focus the elements immediately after render.

class Component extends React.PureComponent<Props> {
  componentDidMount() {
    this.ref.current && this.ref.current.focus();

  ref: { current: React.ElementRef<*> | null } = React.createRef();

  render() {
    return <Select ref={this.ref} />;