Filter data from database

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  1. Marian
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    Nov 2012

    Posted 07 Nov 2012 Link to this post

    Hi,

    in this forum post you wrote about support for third-party data sources, e.g. web services or databases. In the documentation I could find some stuff about web service support, but nothing about databases.

    I assume that it's possible to write a custom database provider based on AutoCompleteProvider but I couldn't find any details. Could you give me some hints how to do that?

    Thanks,
    Marian
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    Deyan
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    Posted 08 Nov 2012 Link to this post

    Hello Marian,

    Thanks for writing and for your question.

    RadAutoCompleteBox provides you with the ability to generate the filtered suggestions list by calling a remote service: be it a web service or a database. This is done by using the WebServiceAutoCompleteProvider which allows you to handle events when the input changes and return a custom filtered source. Please take a look at this help article which explains how this is done:

    http://www.telerik.com/help/windows-phone/radautocompletebox-features-webservice.html

    I hope this helps.

    All the best,
    Deyan
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  4. Marian
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    Posted 08 Nov 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Deyan,

    thanks for your quick reply. I've seen the documentation about WebServiceAutoCompleteProvider but I wasn't aware that it could also be used to access a (local) database in the same fashion. Maybe the documentation should be more clear about that.

    Thanks,
    Marian
  5. Deyan
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    Posted 09 Nov 2012 Link to this post

    Hello Marian,

    Thanks for getting back to us and for your feedback.

    Indeed, the documentation seems to be a bit misleading. We are going to look into it.

    Let me know if you have further questions related to using RadAutoCompleteBox.

    Kind regards,
    Deyan
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