InputSetter plugin

InputSetter is a DropLab plugin that allows for updating DOM out of the scope of DropLab when a list item is clicked.


Add the InputSetter object to the plugins array of a DropLab.prototype.init or DropLab.prototype.addHook call.

  • InputSetter: Requires a configuration value for input and valueAttribute.
  • input: The DOM element that you want to manipulate.
  • valueAttribute: A string that’s the name of an attribute on your list items that’s used to get the value to update the input element with.

You can also set the InputSetter configuration to an array of objects, which allows you to update multiple elements.

<input id="input" value="">
<div id="div" data-selected-id=""></div>

<input href="#" id="trigger" data-dropdown-trigger="#list">
<ul id="list" data-dropdown data-dynamic>
  <li><a href="#" data-id="{{id}}">{{text}}</a></li>
const droplab = new DropLab();

const trigger = document.getElementById('trigger');
const list = document.getElementById('list');

const input = document.getElementById('input');
const div = document.getElementById('div');

droplab.init(trigger, list, [InputSetter], {
  InputSetter: [{
    input: input,
    valueAttribute: 'data-id',
  } {
    input: div,
    valueAttribute: 'data-id',
    inputAttribute: 'data-selected-id',

droplab.addData('trigger', [{
  id: 0,
  text: 'Jacob',
}, {
  id: 1,
  text: 'Jeff',

In the previous code, if the second list item was clicked, it would update the #input element to have a value of 1, it would also update the #div element’s data-selected-id to 1.

Optionally, you can set inputAttribute to a string that’s the name of an attribute on your input element that you want to update. If you don’t provide an inputAttribute, InputSetter updates the value of the input element if it’s an INPUT element, or the textContent of the input element if it isn’t an INPUT element.