Description Represents a control that presents a menu of options and lets the user choose from it.
Required Script <script async custom-element="amp-selector" src="https://cdn.ampproject.org/v0/amp-selector-0.1.js"></script>
Supported Layouts All
Examples See AMP By Example's amp-selector example.

Behavior

The AMP selector is a control that presents a list of options and lets the user choose one or many options; the contents of the options aren't just limited to text.

  • An amp-selector can contain any arbitrary HTML elements or AMP components (e.g., amp-carousel, amp-img, etc.).
  • An amp-selector cannot contain any nested amp-selector controls.
  • Selectable options can be set by adding the option attribute to the element and assigning a value to the attribute (e.g., <li option='value'></li>).
  • Disabled options can be set by adding the disabled attribute to the element (e.g., <li option='d' disabled></li>).
  • Preselected options can be set by adding the selected attribute to the element (e.g., <li option='b' selected></li>).
  • To allow for multiple selections, add the multiple attribute to the amp-selector element. By default, the amp-selector allows for one selection at a time.
  • To disable the entire amp-selector, add the disabled attribute to the amp-selector element.
  • When an amp-selector contains a name attribute and the amp-selector is inside a form tag, if a submit event occurs on the form, the amp-selectorbehaves like a radio-button/checkbox group and submits the selected values (the ones assigned to the option) against the name of the amp-selector.

Example:

<form action="/" method="get" target="_blank" id="form1">
  <amp-selector layout="container" name="single_image_select">
    <ul>
      <li><amp-img src="/img1.png" width=50 height=50 option="1"></amp-img></li>
      <li><amp-img src="/img2.png" width=50 height=50 option="2"></amp-img></li>
      <li option="na" selected>None of the Above</li>
    </ul>
  </amp-selector>
  <amp-selector layout="container" name="multi_image_select" multiple>
    <amp-img src="/img1.png" width=50 height=50 option="1"></amp-img>
    <amp-img src="/img2.png" width=50 height=50 option="2"></amp-img>
    <amp-img src="/img3.png" width=50 height=50 option="3"></amp-img>
  </amp-selector>
  <amp-selector layout="container" name="multi_image_select_1" multiple>
    <amp-carousel id="carousel-1" width=200 height=60 controls>
      <amp-img src="/img1.png" width=80 height=60 option="a"></amp-img>
      <amp-img src="/img2.png" width=80 height=60 option="b" selected></amp-img>
      <amp-img src="/img3.png" width=80 height=60 option="c"></amp-img>
      <amp-img src="/img4.png" width=80 height=60 option="d" disabled></amp-img>
    </amp-carousel>
  </amp-selector>
</form>
<amp-selector layout="container" name="multi_image_select_2" multiple form="form1">
  <amp-carousel id="carousel-1" width=400 height=300 type=slides controls>
    <amp-img src="/img1.png" width=80 height=60 option="a"></amp-img>
    <amp-img src="/img2.png" width=80 height=60 option="b" selected></amp-img>
    <amp-img src="/img3.png" width=80 height=60 option="c"></amp-img>
    <amp-img src="/img4.png" width=80 height=60 option="d"></amp-img>
  </amp-carousel>
</amp-selector>

Clearing selections

To clear all selections when an element is tapped or clicked, set the on action attribute on the element, and specify the AMP Selector id with the clear action method.

Example:

<button on="tap:mySelector.clear">Clear Selection</button>
<amp-selector id="mySelector" layout="container" multiple>
  <div option>Option One</div>
  <div option>Option Two</div>
  <div option>Option Three</div>
</amp-selector>

Attributes

Attributes on <amp-selector>

disabled, form, multiple, name

The attributes above behave the same way as they do on a standard HTML <select> element.

keyboard-select-mode

The keyboard-select-mode attribute dictates the keyboard navigation behavior for options inside <amp-selector>.

  • none (default): The tab key changes focus between items in the <amp-selector>. The user must press enter or space to change the selection. Arrow keys are disabled.
  • focus: Tab key gives focus to <amp-selector>. The user navigates between items with the arrow keys. Must press space or enter to change the selection.
  • select: Tab key gives focus to <amp-selector>. The selection changes as the user navigates options with arrow keys.

Attributes on <amp-selector> options

option

Indicates that the option is selectable. If a value is specified, the contents of the value is submitted with the form.

disabled, selected

The attributes above behave the same way as they do on a standard HTML <option> element.

Events

Events may trigger actions on other AMP components using the on attribute. e.g. on="select: my-tab.show"

Read more about AMP Actions and Events.

select

amp-selector triggers the select event when the user selects an option. Multi-selectors and single-selectors fire this when selecting or unselecting options. Tapping disabled options does not trigger the select event.

  • event.targetOption contains the option attribute value of the selected element.
  • event.selectedOptions contains an array of the option attribute values of all selected elements.

Validation

See amp-selector rules in the AMP validator specification.