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.
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 .
Users can select single or multiple items from a predefined list.
Enable users to enter custom entries outside of the predefined list.
Choose how the Telerik ASP.NET AutoComplete control should display the user selections, depending on your scenario—as simple text or fancy tokens.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It will be more efficient to use RadAutoCompleteBox compared to RadComboBox when:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.