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  1. ManniAT
    ManniAT avatar
    877 posts
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    Nov 2003

    Posted 08 Feb 2012 Link to this post

    Hi,

    I really love the AutocompleteBox - but I'm missing some things to call it a perfect control.
    First of all - from my point of view FilteredSuggestions enables to use an own selection control.
    This works - but not completely - I miss the possibility to fire the SuggestionSelected Event.

    Assume I use an extra listbox to select suggestions - in the Tap event I can use the selected item as suggestion.
    But I found no way to mimic what the default listbox does - setting the Text of the AutocompleteBox an fire SuggestionSelected.

    Further it would be great if the "SuggestedItem" would be bindable.

    A property to show the Items initially (without input) would also be nice.
    -- Imagine a small list of possible items - how can the user know what Input is possible?
    -- He types A - nothing in the list
    -- He deletes A and types B - the same...

    And last not least a way to keep the suggestion window open would also be great.
    Especially with the "all items initially" this would be useful.

    Regards
    Manfred
  2. Deyan
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    Deyan avatar
    2037 posts

    Posted 10 Feb 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Manfred,

    Thanks for writing and for the valuable feedback!

    Indeed, your points make sense and we will consider extenting the AutoCompleteBox' featureset very soon. In fact, there are already some things on the TODO list.

    As for the FilteredSuggestions point: yes, this property aims to provide the ability to use a separate list control to show the available suggestions. However, you should manually keep track of what has been selected in this control and update the Text property of RadAutoCompleteBox accordingly.

    Let me know in case you have further questions or need assistance.

    Greetings,
    Deyan
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