Angular 2 Dropdown

Angular 2 dropdown allows the user to select a value from a list of values in toggleable mode.

angular 2 dropdown example
angular 2 dropdown example


An angular 2 dropdown menu displays a list of clickable links.

live example and resources at the end of the article

try angular 2 dropdown
try angular 2 dropdown

Let’s build an Angular 2 Dropdown example.

build an Angular 2 Dropdown
build an Angular 2 Dropdown

Include bootstrap before we start (it’s easy : ) )

<link href=”” rel=”stylesheet”>

Main app code source :

 * Created by Tareq Boulakjar. from
import {Component} from 'angular2/core';
import {CORE_DIRECTIVES} from 'angular2/common';
import {Dropdown} from './dropdown.directive';
import {DropdownMenu} from './dropdown-menu.directive';
import {DropdownToggle} from './dropdown-toggle.directive';

/*Angular 2 Dropdown Menu*/
    selector: 'my-app',
    template: `

                    <div (click)="$event.preventDefault()">
                      <!-- Angular 2 Simple Dropdown Menu -->
                      <h4>Angular 2 Simple Dropdown Menu</h4>
                      <span dropdown>
                        <a href id="angular-simple-dropdown" dropdownToggle>
                                angular 2 simple dropdown menu
                        <ul class="dropdown-menu" aria-labelledby="angular-simple-dropdown">
                          <li *ngFor="#item of dropDownItemsExample">
                            <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">{{item}}</a>
                      <!-- Angular 2 Dropdown Menu with Enable/Disable mode and Events (external click) -->
                      <h4>Angular 2 Dropdown Menu with Enable/Disable mode and Events (external click)</h4>
                        <button type="button" class="btn btn-warning btn-sm" (click)="dropdownMenu($event)">Dropdown Menu (Toggle)
                        <button type="button" class="btn btn-danger btn-sm" (click)="disabledMenu = !disabledMenu">Enable/Disable Dropdown Menu</button>
                      <div class="btn-group" dropdown [(isOpen)]="status.isopen">
                        <button id="dropdown-list" type="button" class="btn btn-default" dropdownToggle [disabled]="disabledMenu">
                          Button dropdown <span class="caret"></span>
                        <ul class="dropdown-menu" role="menu" aria-labelledby="dropdown-list">
                          <li role="menuitem"><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Audi</a></li>
                          <li role="menuitem"><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">BMW</a></li>
                          <li role="menuitem"><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Mercedes</a></li>
                          <li class="divider dropdown-divider"></li>
                          <li role="menuitem"><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Maserati</a></li>
                          <li role="menuitem"><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Porsche</a></li>


                      <!-- Angular 2 Dropdown Menu with Keyboard Accessibility -->
                      <h4>Angular 2 Dropdown Menu with Keyboard Accessibility</h4>
                      <div class="btn-group" dropdown keyboardNav="true">
                        <button id="dropdown-keyboard-access" type="button" class="btn btn-info" dropdownToggle>
                          Dropdown with Keyboard Accessibility (Up and Down) <span class="caret"></span>
                        <ul class="dropdown-menu" role="menu" aria-labelledby="dropdown-keyboard-access">
                          <li role="menuitem"><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">BMW Serie 1</a></li>
                          <li role="menuitem"><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">BMW Serie 5</a></li>
                          <li role="menuitem"><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">BMW Serie 3</a></li>
                          <li class="divider dropdown-divider"></li>
                          <li role="menuitem"><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Porsche</a></li>
                          <li role="menuitem"><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Audi New</a></li>
    directives: [ Dropdown, DropdownMenu, DropdownToggle, CORE_DIRECTIVES],
export class Angular2Dropdown {

    private disabledMenu:boolean = false;

    private status:{isopen:boolean} = {isopen: false};

    private dropDownItemsExample:Array<string> = ['BMW Serie 1', 'BMW Serie 2', 'BMW Serie 3', 'BMW Serie 4'];

    private dropdownMenu($event:MouseEvent):void {
        this.status.isopen = !this.status.isopen;



Our example uses Typescript as programming language.

all files from here: angular-2-dropdown

angular 2 dropdown