I am populating The auto-complete portion of the Multi-Select like below
public JsonResult lstNames(string name)
var lstOfNames = db.GetNames.Select(e => new
name = e.Names
return Json(lstOfNames , JsonRequestBehavior.AllowGet);
I was wondering is it possible to bind the value to a list that is not in the auto-complete list and also be able to type a new name in as the value?