ComboBox vs SearchBox

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  1. Fit2Page
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    Feb 2007

    Posted 30 Jan 2018 Link to this post

    Hi,

     

    I was asked to build search functionality as on thomann.de see screenshot.
    I am not sure whether I should go the ComboBox or the SearchBox way.

    It should search in 17.000 products.

    What do you suggest?

     

    Thanks for your assistance,

    Marc

  2. Vessy
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    Posted 02 Feb 2018 Link to this post

    Hi Marc,

    Choosing between RadCombobox and RadSearchBox depends on the architecture of your application and the functionalities you want to use. Both of the controls can search thou a collection and filter the maching items, both provides autocomplete functionality and templates. RadCombobobox supports loading on demand of its items, but the SearchBox is faster and provides better performance.

    I would advise that you review all features offereed by both controls in their about page and choose the one that fits your scenario better:
    https://www.telerik.com/products/aspnet-ajax/combobox.aspx and
    https://www.telerik.com/products/aspnet-ajax/searchbox.aspx

    You can also find useful information that can help you in your choosing in the following blog post:
    https://www.telerik.com/blogs/need-to-search-in-large-datasets-don-t-worry-telerik-s-asp.net-searchbox-control-has-got-you-covered

    Regards,
    Vessy
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