Show suggestions with before text entered

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  1. Rob
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    Posted 29 Jan 2015 Link to this post


    is there a mechanism to display the suggestion list before the user enters any text? I'm looking for something like a ComboBox  / AutoCompleteBox hybrid control.


  2. Ivaylo Gergov
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    Posted 03 Feb 2015 Link to this post

    Hello Rob,

    You can show the suggestion list through the RadAutoCompleteBox.IsDropDownOpen property. For example: 

    this.autoCompleteBox.IsDropDownOpen = true;

    Note, that you should ensure the control has been initialized when you change the property.

    Ivaylo Gergov

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  3. Valid Development Factory
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    Posted 27 Jan 2016 in reply to Ivaylo Gergov Link to this post

    Hey Ivaylo,

     I understand that this would open up the dropdown list but wouldn't it be empty since the default behavior is that when no text is entered, the suggestion list is empty?

     The way I read Rob's question is:

    1) How can we show a suggestion list -showing all suggestions - when no text has been entered YET.

    2) And filter the suggestion list according the user entered text while typing


    That way the control would be both a dropdown list with selectable items AND an autocomplete box showing the matching values from the list.

     How should one setup the component to enable this behaviour?

  4. Ivaylo Gergov
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    Posted 01 Feb 2016 Link to this post

    Hello guys,

    I have attached a sample project to demonstrate that when you open the dropdown and no text is entered the suggestion list contains all the elements.

    I hope this helps. 

    Ivaylo Gergov
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