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Bruno
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Bruno asked on 07 Nov 2012, 02:24 PM
Hi Telerik Team,

In the Ajax version of the RadAutoCompleteBox it is possible to add custom entry by the Property "AllowCustomEntry".
In the Silverlight version of the RadAutoCompleteBox this Property doesn't exist.

Is it scheduled to add this additional feature? Or is there a workaround available for this feature?

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Bruno

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Ivo
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answered on 12 Nov 2012, 12:00 PM
Hi Bruno,

We think that creating objects from simple text should not be handled by the RadAutoCompleteBox. However this scenario could be easily achieved. Handling the KeyDown event should do the trick. Here is sample code:
private void OnKeyDown(object sender, KeyEventArgs e)
{
    if (e.Key == Key.Enter)
    {
        var autoComplete = (RadAutoCompleteBox)sender;
        if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(autoComplete.SearchText))
        {
            var viewModel = (ViewModel)autoComplete.DataContext;
            var item = new Item() { Id = Guid.NewGuid(), Name = autoComplete.SearchText };
 
            viewModel.SelectedItems.Add(item);
            autoComplete.SearchText = string.Empty;
        }
    }
}


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Ivo
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