JavaScript - Fancy Dropdown with Images

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Different images shown in a dropdown


NOTE: This page is a daughter page of: JavaScript

The standard dropdown isn't very fancy... and it doesn't feature image. This one does!

Simple tab bar example


<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
  <title>Fancy Dropdown</title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="fancy_dropdown.css?v=1.0">
  <script src="fancy_dropdown.js"></script>

<div class="dropdown">
  <input type="text" id="car-type" value="choose your car type" class="field"
         readonly="readonly" onmouseover="showElement('menu-id', true);" />
  <ul class="list" id="menu-id" onmouseleave="showElement('menu-id', false)">
    <li onclick="setValue('car-type', 'sedan'); showElement('menu-id', false);">
      <img src="sedan.png" style="max-width: 130px;">Sedan</li>
    <li onclick="setValue('car-type', 'suv'); showElement('menu-id', false);">
      <img src="suv.png" style="max-width: 130px;">SUV</li>
    <li onclick="setValue('car-type', 'hatchback'); showElement('menu-id', false);">
      <img src="hatchback.png" style="max-width: 130px;">Hatchback</li>



 * Show or hide the element with the matching id.
 * @param {string} divId The id of the element to show/hide.
 * @param {boolean} show True to show, false to hide.
function showElement(divId, show) {
  document.getElementById(divId).style.display = (show) ? "inline" : "none";

 * Set the value of the element with the matching id.
 * @param {string} divId The id of the element to change.
 * @param {string} value Value to set.
function setValue(divId, value) {
  document.getElementById(divId).value = value;


.dropdown {
  position: relative
.dropdown .field {
  width: 300px;
  background: #EC6603;
  color: #fff;
  padding: 5px;
  border: none;
  cursor: pointer;
  font-family: 'lucida sans unicode',sans-serif;
  font-size: 1em;
  border: solid 1px #EC6603;
  -webkit-transition: all .4s ease-in-out;
  transition: all .4s ease-in-out;
.dropdown .field:hover {
  border: solid 1px #fff;
  -moz-box-shadow: 0 0 5px #999;
  -webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 5px #999;
  box-shadow: 0 0 5px #999
.dropdown>ul.list {
  display: none;
  position: absolute; left: 30px; top: -30px; z-indropdowndex: 999;
  width: 300px;
  margin: 0; padding: 10px; list-style: none;
  background: #fff; color: #333;
  -moz-border-radius: 5px;
  -webkit-border-radius: 5px;
  border-radius: 5px;
  -moz-box-shadow: 0 0 5px #999;
  -webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 5px #999;
  box-shadow: 0 0 5px #999
.dropdown>ul.list li {
  padding: 10px;
  border-bottom: solid 1px #ccc;
.dropdown>ul.list li:hover {
  background: #EC6603;
  color: #fff;
.dropdown>ul.list li:last-child {
  border: none

Code license
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