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Autosuggest using jQuery

, 7 Aug 2012 CPOL
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I first tried using Ajax autocomplete, but found jQuery as an alternate

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Ajax was one alternate, an alternate can be using jQuery

Background 

For using jQuery autosuggest we need the js file "jquery.ui.autocomplete.autoSelect.js". Refer this link for download and help http://docs.jquery.com/UI/Autocomplete.

Using the Code 

Once you have added the aotoselect.js for a textbox you will get a property named autocomplete

Add a textbox on which yo wish to apply autosuggest and write the script. My function  "GetAllSearchProducts" is getting all the products beginning with the letter typed in the textbox named "searchproduct"   

<div>
            <input name="" type="text" class="txtF ui-autocomplete-input" id="searchproduct"
                align="absmiddle" /><input name="" type="button" class="btimg" align="absmiddle"
                    onclick="SearchProduct();" /></div>

 

public JsonResult GetAllSearchProducts(string name = "")
      {


          //get all products starting with the name provided
          var products = _productService.GetAllProducts(name).ToList();

          var result = from m in products
                      select new { m.Id, m.Name };

          return Json(result.ToList(), JsonRequestBehavior.AllowGet);
      }

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Found it simple and easy to use.

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This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

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Anuja Pawar Indore
Program Manager Diaspark
India India
I have keen interest in learning new things, exploring more on a topic and being more versatile

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