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hi every one
i get a jquery for the Auto completion textbox and following query only pass null values to the controller .if you could assist me on this matter that would be a great help!!!
input id="searchTerm" name="searchTerm1" type="text" /> 
 &lt;script type=&quot;text/javascript&quot;&gt;
     $(function () {
             source: &quot;/Home/AutocompleteSuggestions&quot;,
             minLength: 1,
             select: function (event, ol) {
                 if (ol.item) {

//in controller class

public JsonResult AutocompleteSuggestions(string ss)
var suggestions = selectEmployees.getEmployeeSuggestedNames(ss);
return Json(suggestions, JsonRequestBehavior.AllowGet);

Posted 7-Feb-13 17:48pm
Edited 7-Feb-13 17:50pm
Hesha at 8-Feb-13 3:02am
i just notice that the valueget from the textbox is always null.i dntknow why this is happening? controller signature is working fine.

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Solution 1

This happen because in your script you provide only the url of the action but don't provide any value for [ss].
You must use another syntax that allow providing [ss] value in remote call, for example using a function as source for autocomplete and an explicit JSON call to remote server:
source: function( request, response ) {
      $.getJSON( &quot;/Home/AutocompleteSuggestions&quot;, {
        ss: request.term
      }, response );

You can find more info on JQuery documentation about autocomplete and getJSON.
Hesha at 11-Feb-13 1:39am
Thanks dude. but it also passing a Null value to controller. can you bit explain the jquery? Thanks
Hesha at 11-Feb-13 1:57am
This is the suggested function i used : but still it returning Null vale :)

<script type="text/javascript">

source:(function (request, response ) {

$.getJSON( "/Home/AutocompleteSuggestions",{
ss: request.new1
minLength: 1,
select: function (event, ol) {
if (ol.item) {
Roberto Ferraris at 11-Feb-13 4:31am
Hi, I've provided only the source: part of javascritp. It is intended to replace
source: "/Home/AutocompleteSuggestions",
not all the settings, minLength and select must remain outside of source: part.
Hesha at 11-Feb-13 5:05am
Now its ok dude. i changed controller signature para as (String "term")then its getting the j query values from the view. i dnt know how this is happening but if i change that to any other name for para it will not be working :)
Thanks a Lot dude!!!

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