Angular mentions for text fields.

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import jobnimbusAngularMentions from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@jobnimbus/angular-mentions';


Angular Mentions

Simple Angular mentions inspired by Ment.io.

Click here for a Demo

Provides auto-complete suggestions for @mentions in text input fields, text areas, and content editable fields. Not fully browser tested and comes without warranty!

To install and start the demo application:

git clone https://github.com/dmacfarlane/angular-mentions.git
cd angular-mentions
npm install
ng serve


Add the package as a dependency to your project using:

npm install --save angular-mentions

Add the CSS to your index.html:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="//maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.6/css/bootstrap.min.css">

Add the module to your app.module imports:

import { MentionModule } from 'angular-mentions/mention';

    imports: [ MentionModule ],

Add the [mention] directive to your input element:

<input type="text" [mention]="items">

Where items is a string array of the items to suggest. For example:

items: string[] = ["Noah", "Liam", "Mason", "Jacob", ...

Configuration Options

The following optional configuration items can be used.

Option Default Description
triggerChar @ The character that will trigger the menu behavior.
maxItems Limit the number of items shown in the pop-up menu. The default is no limit.
mentionSelect An optional function to format the selected item before inserting the text.
labelKey 'label' The field to be used as the item label (when the items are objects).
filterKeys ['label'] The field(s) to search on, if the items are objects.
showListHeader false Show or hide a header for the search list.
maxHeight 300 Option to set a max height for the search list, in pixels.
minWidth 250 Option to set a minimum width for the search list, in pixels.
maxWidth 500 Option to set a max width for the search list, in pixels.
positionType 'cursor' Specify the position of the list. Options are cursor, above, below, or detect.
xPos 0 Option to specify a specific x-offset, in pixels.
yPos 0 Option to specify a specific y-offset, in pixels.
listItemHeight 26 Option to specify a particular line-item height, in pixels. (only needed if using an advanced custom template for the list items)
disableSearch false Disable internal filtering (only useful if async search is used).

For Example:

<input type="text" [mention]="items" [mentionConfig]="{triggerChar:'#', maxItems:10, labelKey:'name', positionType: 'above', showListHeader: true}">

Output Events

  • (searchTerm)="" event emitted whenever the search term changes. Can be used to trigger async search.