Autocomplete bind differently on iOS and Android

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  1. Ivailo
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    17 posts
    Member since:
    Jul 2013

    Posted 02 May 2017 Link to this post

    Hi Guys, 

    I am trying to use the Xamarin.Forms Autocomplete control but it is very strange that it works in different way on iOS 10.3 and Android 6.0


    private void RadAutoComplete_SuggestionItemSelected(object sender, Telerik.XamarinForms.Input.AutoComplete.SuggestionItemSelectedEventArgs e)         { var dataItem =  e.DataItem;


    When I select an item from the autocomplete list on Android => e.DataItem is of the object type from the List which is my ItemsSource.
    But when I select an item on iOS the e.DataItem is actually string with the value of the selected object. but not the whole object containing all other information in it ? How to fix this ?

    <telerikInput:RadAutoComplete HorizontalOptions="FillAndExpand" BackgroundColor="Transparent" ItemsSource="{Binding AreaTypes}" WidthRequest="200" TextSearchPath="AreaType" Watermark="Search here..." SuggestionItemSelected="RadAutoComplete_SuggestionItemSelected" CompletionMode="Contains">


  2. Ves
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    2926 posts

    Posted 05 May 2017 Link to this post

    Hi Ivailo,

    Indeed, providing a unified experience across platforms is one of the main purposes of the framework. We will include a fix in our next service release. For the time being, please use the following workaround:

    private void AutoComplete_SuggestionItemSelected(object sender, Telerik.XamarinForms.Input.AutoComplete.SuggestionItemSelectedEventArgs e)
                BusinessObject businessObject = e.DataItem as BusinessObject;
                if (businessObject == null)
                    RadAutoComplete autoComplete = (RadAutoComplete)sender;
                    businessObject = autoComplete.FilteredItems.Cast<BusinessObject>().Where(obj => obj.Name == (string)e.DataItem).FirstOrDefault();
    where BusinessObject would be your data item and Name would be the property name you use to search by.

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  3. DAve
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    2 posts
    Member since:
    May 2017

    Posted 18 May 2017 Link to this post

    thanks for information, i had same problem
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