ASP.NET AJAX AutoCompleteBox

  • Use the intuitive ASP.NET AJAX AutoCompleteBox for input-based suggestions from a predefined list. Supporting single and multiple selection, text and token visualization, templates and more.
  • Part of the Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX library along with 120+ professionally designed UI components.
  • Includes support, documentation, demos, virtual classrooms and more!
Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX Suite
  • Rich Server-Side and Client-Side API for Maximum Flexibility

    Use the rich API to manipulate the ASP.NET AutoComplete control with code and implement advanced and specific scenarios. All the properties and events you need are available, both on the server and on the client so you can choose the programming approach that suits you best.

  • Built-In Skins

    Use a single property to apply any of the 20 ready-to-use built-in themes, including an innovative mobile skin. Create a consistent look for your apps, while saving design and front-end development time. You can easily customize our existing skins or create your own with our Visual Style Builder .

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  • Single and Multiple Selection

    Users can select single or multiple items from a predefined list.

    Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX AutoCompleteBox - head
  • Custom Entries

    Enable users to enter custom entries outside of the predefined list.

  • Text and Token Selection Visualization

    Choose how the Telerik ASP.NET AutoComplete control should display the user selections, depending on your scenario—as simple text or fancy tokens.

    Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX AutoCompleteBox - text and token selection
  • Data Binding

    You can codelessly bind the Telerik ASP.NET AutoComplete control to any ASP.NET data source component, including EntityDataSource, LinqDataSource, SqlDataSource, XmlDataSource, ObjectDataSource, SiteMapDataSource, etc. Programmatic binding to DataSet, DataView, DataTable is also easy to achieve. Populating the control with data directly from an XML file, via the .NET 4.5 Model Binding, as well as via Web Services and OData is also supported.

    Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX AutoCompleteBox - data binding
  • Templates for Easy Customization

    Tailor the items of our AutoComplete control for ASP.NET AJAX to your custom scenario by adding images or changing colors and fonts either on the client or the server.

    Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX AutoCompleteBox - templates
  • Filtering

    Filtering a vast set of data is not a problem with RadAutoCompleteBox thanks to its default server filtering mechanism. For further optimization, you can handle the DataSourceSelect event which enables you to implement the filtering directly on the SqlServer or set the MinFilterLength and MaxResultCount properties to control when the component should begin filtering and what number of results it should display at a time. Client-side filtering is also supported. 

    Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX AutoCompleteBox - filtering
  • Positioning

    Depending on the width of the input, you can choose the AutoComplete to appear either at the bottom left-hand corner of the control, or below the entry the user is typing.

    Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX AutoCompleteBox - positioning
  • Single Line Entry Support

    Enjoy more flexibility while in enter mode with the AutoCompleteBox SingleLineEntries property. It enables you to accommodate all entries in a single, scrollable line instead of aligning them vertically if the use case so requires.

    See the Telerik UI for AJAX AutoCompleteBox Single Line demo

    Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX - Single Line Entries-property
  • Why Use Telerik AutoCompleteBox Instead of the ComboBox?

    It will be more efficient to use RadAutoCompleteBox compared to RadComboBox when:

    • You need autocomplete functionality for filtering items in a large data set – its server-side filtering allows RadAutoCompleteBox to perform better in such scenarios.
    • You need to allow selection of multiple items visualized either by text or tokens – RadAutoCompleteBox was designed with this functionality in mind, while RadComboBox allows selection of multiple items only via checkboxes.
    • Page size is important - if you don’t need the vast feature set of RadComboBox, choose RadAutoCompleteBox so you don’t enlarge the page size with features you do not use.
    Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX AutoCompleteBox - why use
  • Mobile Support

    Why should you build a mobile version of your application when the same app can work equally well on mobile and desktop devices? The Telerik ASP.NET AutoComplete control makes this possible by handling touch events in the same way as those triggered by a keyboard or a mouse. In addition, the control comes with a mobile skin especially designed for a better user experience on touch devices.

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  • Cross-Browser Support

    When using the control in your apps, rest assured it behaves as expected and has a consistent look and feel in all major browsers.

    Read the full list of supported browsers
    Cross-Browser Support
  • Visual Studio Integration and Design-Time Support

    Install Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX, the suite containing RadAutoCompleteBox, to get the control available in your Visual Studio Toolbox. Drag and drop it onto the design surface and use the SmartTag and Properties Window to codelessly configure the control.

  • Accessibility and Internationalization

    Telerik AutoComplete for ASP.NET AJAX was built for compliance with major accessibility standards, such as W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0/2.0 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

  • Keyboard Support

    With RadAutoCompleteBox, users can use the keyboard for any action they can trigger with the mouse, including navigating the filter results, and adding or deleting an entry. It is a perfect solution for scenarios in which keyboard navigation and accessibility are important factors.

    Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX - Keyboard Support
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