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morteza asked on 05 May 2019, 10:09 PM


im using mvc to bind my autocomplete list and use it,to do so,my controller is like:

 public Jsonresult Index()
            //List of parks and turbines while searching

            var turbineWindparkList=(from d in DB.Accessinfo
                                     select new OverViewAutoComeplete {

            return Json(turbineWindparkList, JsonRequestBehavior.AllowGet);



in my view :


<div><input id="inputAutoComplete" /></div>
          <script   type="text/javascript">
      .Name("inputAutoComplete") //The name of the AutoComplete is mandatory. It specifies the "id" attribute of the widget.
      .DataTextField("ParkName") //Specify which property of the Product to be used by the AutoComplete.
      .DataSource(source =>
          source.Read(read =>
              read.Action("Index", "Overview"); //Set the Action and Controller names.
          .ServerFiltering(true); //If true, the DataSource will not filter the data on the client.


i dont know whats wrong with my controller which i cant reach to view on page load,and even if i use Actionresult to reach view,i get javascript error on the part razor command

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Veselin Tsvetanov
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answered on 07 May 2019, 02:00 PM
Hi Morteza,

Attached you will find a small MVC sample, which implements an AutoComplete widget initialized with an HTML helper and based on the snippets sent. Here are the most important points on that:

- HTML helper initialization (@(Html.Kendo().AutoComplete()...) should be outside of the <script> tag;

- When using HTML helper, you should not place on the page an <input> element with the same ID;

- I have renamed the endpoint on the server to "Read". An Index action may return a view instead;

I hope that this helps. If you have any further questions on the Kendo HTML helpers, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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