How can I use an AutoComplete in a Create MVC view?

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  1. Patrick
    Patrick avatar
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    Oct 2011

    Posted 21 Jun 2012 Link to this post

    I've been using the Telerik MVC extensions and want to be able to use an Autocomplete (but with the user able to enter something not in the dropdown list if he/she wants to) in a Create view.

    Can I do this using the MVC extensions? If not can I do it using the Kendo UI MVC beta controls?

    At the moment I have code like this in my view, but this doesn't allow the user to enter a value which is not in the dropdown list:

      <div class="editor-label">
                @Html.Label(model => model.PremiumPaymentFrequency)
         <div class="editor-field">
                @Html.DropDownList("PremiumPaymentFrequency", String.Empty)
                @Html.ValidationMessageFor(model => model.PremiumPaymentFrequency)

    The reason I ask for how to do this both using the Rad MVC extensions and the Kendo UI MVC controls is that although I want to start using Kendo UI MVC in new code, I would also like to know how to do it using the Rad MVC Telerik extensions in case I need to.
    I need to be able to obtain the value entered by the user in the code.  With the RadMBC extensions, this is simply model.PremiumPaymentFrequency (which I can use in the controller code on the server), but how do I obtain the value entered by the user if a Kendo UI MVC control is used? (Is the value then only usable on the client, or can I use it in the server's controller code, and if so, how?).

    Apologies if some of this seems basic, but I am obviously new to using the Kendo controls, particularly with MVC.

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