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As you may know, XAMLflix is a video series designed to get you up to speed quickly and easily with our Telerik controls for WPF and Silverlight. In this episode, we examine the RadAutoCompleteBox, looking at both single and multiple selection, as well as how you can tune the control to match the appearance of your project using themes.

What Is RadAutoCompleteBox?

RadAutoCompleteBox allows the user to type in one or more letters and see a list of potential matching values. The more the user types, the more the selection field is narrowed. The user can, at any time, select one of the values to fill in the RadAutoCompleteBox value.

The two principal ways to use RadAutoCompleteBox are either for single selection or multi-selection. Multi-selection can be very useful when, for example, picking names to place in the send field of an email message.

The following three videos show you how to get started with RadAutoCompleteBox:

  • Getting Started With RadAutoCompleteBox – In this video you’ll see how easily you can bind a list of data to RadAutoCompleteBox. RadAutoCompleteBox takes care of the user interaction, dropping down a list of matching values as the user types. Download Project
  • Multi-Selection in RadAutoCompleteBox –In this video you’ll see how to set RadAutoCompleteBox so that more than one selection can be made from the suggestion list. The user can make a selection and then begin typing a different string to make a second (or third, etc.) choice. Download Project
  • Themes in RadAutoCompleteBox –In this video you’ll learn how to add or modify themes in your application so that RadAutoCompleteBox matches the look and feel of the rest of your application. Download Project

Wrap Up

Telerik XAMLflix for WPF controlsIn these videos you learned how to populate the RadAutoCompleteBox and how to set its theme to match the rest of your application. While RadAutoCompleteBox is now officially released, and we are no longer in Beta, we are still open to and planning enhancements to this control, as well as to all our controls. Your input and feedback drives the work we do, so please feel free to leave a comment below or send me a tweet on Twitter at @jesseliberty

Be sure to download your own copy of the Telerik WPF or Silverlight control suite to explore this control and the many others.

About the Author

Jesse Liberty

 has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects. He is the author of 2 dozen books and has been a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T and a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. You can read more on his personal blog or follow him on twitter


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