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Jeff asked on 14 Aug 2014, 02:54 AM
I am trying to get the autocompletebox to not select any results from the drop down list of values. It seems as soon as any results are displayed the first result is always selected by default so if you hit enter or click a button to process it will ignore any part string you may have there and instead take the selected value.

I would like the autocompletebox to act more like the google search box for example where no value is selected by default and will instead take your inputted string as the default value.

I have tried using the clientside API to no avail to deselect the item.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Helen
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answered on 15 Aug 2014, 12:02 PM
Hi,

Did you try to set the "DefaultMessage" property:

DefaultMessage
="Select..."

Otherwise you may deselect the first item by simply pressing the upper arrow on your keyboard. Once the item is deselected it will not select the first item when the RadAutoCompleteBox lost the focus.


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answered on 17 Aug 2014, 09:41 PM
Thanks for your reply. I have explained to our users how the autocomplete works by default by pressing the up arrow. I am however still receiving complaints that it does not seem intuitive enough for our search functions. They still want it to work by not selecting a result by default. Is there a way to achieve this?
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Nencho
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answered on 18 Aug 2014, 11:21 AM
Hello Jeff,

As from Q2 2014 SP1 we addressed this functionality by the possibility to manage the feature by the HighlightFirstMatch property. You could simply set it to false and the first item will not be highlighted by default.

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answered on 18 Aug 2014, 09:22 PM
Awesome, thanks.

That is just what I wanted to hear :)
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