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Autosuggest using jQuery

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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


For using jQuery autosuggest we need the js file "jquery.ui.autocomplete.autoSelect.js". Refer this link for download and help

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"   

            <input name="" type="text" class="txtF ui-autocomplete-input" id="searchproduct"
                align="absmiddle" /><input name="" type="button" class="btimg" align="absmiddle"
                    onclick="SearchProduct();" /></div>
<script type="text/javascript">
   $(function () {
            source: function (request, response) {
                    url: "../Common/GetAllSearchProducts",
                    data: "{ 'name': '" + request.term + "' }",
                    dataType: "json",
                    type: "POST",
                    contentType: "application/json; charset=utf-8",
                    dataFilter: function (data) { return data; },
                    success: function (data) {
                        if (data != '') {
                            response($.map(data, function (item) {
                                return {
                                    value: item.Name,
                                    text: item.Id
                    error: function (XMLHttpRequest, textStatus, errorThrown) {
                        // alert('@T("Alert.Symbol.Msg")');
            select: function (event, ui) {



            minLength: 1,
            autoFocus: true




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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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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