Disable autocomplete selection for inactive record

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  1. Zakir
    Zakir avatar
    7 posts
    Member since:
    Oct 2013

    Posted 17 Sep 2014 Link to this post


    Is it possible to disable auto complete selection event for inactive records only and on selection of inactive record, auto complete popup should not close?

    Thank You
  2. Bozhidar
    Bozhidar avatar
    1142 posts

    Posted 19 Sep 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Zakir,

    Thank you for contacting us.

    The desired functionality can be achieved only in token mode, using the OnClientDropDownClosing and OnClientEntryAdding events. Here's an example:
    function OnClientEntryAdding(sender, args) {
        if (args.get_entry().get_text() === "Aniseed Syrup") {
    function OnClientDropDownClosing(sender, args) {
        if (sender._dropDown.get_activeItem().get_text() === "Aniseed Syrup") {

    Hope this was helfpul.


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