capture text being typed

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  1. George
    George avatar
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    Jul 2019

    Posted 03 Jan 2020 Link to this post

    I'm using the multselect dropdown which is being populated from a db, how can I capture what the users is typing in the box, so I can filter based off of what the user is typing?


    Example: if they start typing:



    i want to pass John to my service and filter the users that are named John.

    If  I use var x = $('name').data("kendoMultiSelect').text();

    I get an error: Cannot read property 'text' of undefined. Is there another way to grab the text from the multiselect?

  2. Ivan Danchev
    Ivan Danchev avatar
    2150 posts

    Posted 07 Jan 2020 Link to this post


    The MultiSelect automatically sends the typed text with the request to the server with serverFiltering enabled, see this demo for example:

    Note in the demo's source section that the action has a string text parameter, which will hold the typed text:

    public JsonResult ServerFiltering_GetProducts(string text) 

    As for getting the typed text on the client, you can attach a handler to the filtering event and get the text through the event data. Here's a dojo example, in which on typing in the input the text is logged in the console:

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