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April 3, 2014

Mention-js | Add @user mention functionality to typeahead

Mention-js is a jQuery plugin that creates Lightweight wrapper for adding @user mention functionality to Twitter Bootstraps Typeahead plugin.
This enables you to have Twitter-like user mentions in textareas

Example Code :-
$("#multi-users").mention({
delimiter: '@',
users: [{
username: "ashley"
}, {
username: "roger"
}, {
username: "frecklefart123"
}]
});

Created by Jacob Kelley

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Mention.js

Lightweight (min: 1.92kb, full: 4.07kb) wrapper for adding @user mention functionality to Twitter Bootstraps Typeahead plugin.

This enables you to have Twitter-like user mentions in textareas

View the demo here.

Dependencies

Usage

The users parameter accepts an array of objects. Each object must have a username key in order for this script to work.

$("#multi-users").mention({
    delimiter: '@',
    users: [{
        username: "ashley"
    }, { 
        username: "roger"
    }, { 
        username: "frecklefart123"
    }]
});

Sensitivity

$("#multi-users").mention({
    sensitive: true,
    users: [{
        username: "sarah"
    }, { 
        username: "bigRat"
    }, { 
        username: "roger"
    }, { 
        username: "Ricky"
    }]
});

With sensitivity set to true, items are ordered by the following divisions of priority: * Highest: If first letter matches exactly * High: If first letter matches regardless of case * Med: If target has matching letters' case * Low: if target has matching character regardless of case

Sensitivity Examples:

If you were to query "@r", with sensitivity on, the resulting list will be ["roger", "Ricky", "sarah", "bigRat"], but if you were to query "@R", the resulting list would be ["Ricky", "roger", "bigRat", "sarah"]

Full Names, Images, and Query By

If you have a name and/or image key in one of your user objects, there name and image will appear as such in the dropdown list.

The queryBy parameter accepts an array of strings that represent keys in your user object that you would like to query against. For example, if you were to type in the name "@Scott", the script would match the username "@bigCat". username is required for this script to work.

$("#multi-users").mention({
    queryBy: ['name', 'username'],
    users: [{
        username: "sarah",
        name: "Sarah Jones",
        image: "http://placekitten.com/25/25"
    }, { 
        username: "bigCat",
        name: "Scott Pfaff",
        image: "http://placekitten.com/25/25"
    }, { 
        username: "coderDude",
        name: "Roger Penn",
        image: "http://placekitten.com/25/25"
    }]
});

Empty Querying

You may query for users simply by pressing your delimiter. For example, pressing the @ symbol will return all users that are a part of your users list, so long as those users adhere to the typeaheadOpts.items limit

$('#multi-users').mention({
    emptyQuery: true,
    typeaheadOpts: {
        items: 10 // Max number of items you want to show
    },
    users: [...]
});

Defaults

$("#multi-users").mention({
    users: [], // Array of Objects
    delimiter: '@', // Username Delimiter
    sensitive : true,
    queryBy: ['name', 'username'],
    typeaheadOpts: { // Settings for Typeahead
        matcher: _matcher, // Mention.js's custom matcher function, don't change
        updater: _updater, // Mention.js's custom updater function, don't change
        sorter: _sorter, // Mention.js's custom sorter function, don't change
    }
});

License

(The MIT license)

Copyright (c) 2013 Jacob Kelley

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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