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How to Bind using MVVM?

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127507 Nov 20,2016 09:14 PM Jul 14,2017 01:00 PM Xamarin.Forms 5
Tags: SfAutoComplete
Asked On November 20, 2016 09:14 PM

1) I tried your sample codeherein the documentation but it doesnt work. How are supposed to do binding?
2) This tool is only working I think when data is loaded inside constructor of the viewmodel. Once tool appears in the view, It is not possible to bind if even I raise a property changed.

Pavendhan Kumar [Syncfusion]
Replied On November 21, 2016 07:08 AM

Hi Emil,

Thank you for your update.

We would like to know whether you are trying to add AutoCompleteSource dynamically?. Because currently SfAutoComplete did not supports dynamic source updation.

Pavendhan K.

Replied On November 21, 2016 11:03 AM

I tried first dynamically but I guessed that it doesnt work because I experienced from sfrotator. Then i tried like in the documentation. I wrote exactly same code but no chance. Here is my code how I tried it

In xaml I defined AutoComlete as below with the Datasource binding and  Name as DisplayMemberPath

<autocomplete:SfAutoComplete x:Name="autocomplete" Watermark="Enter a name" MinimumPrefixCharacters="3" MaximumDropDownHeight="200" 
                                 AutoCompleteMode="Suggest" SuggestionMode="Contains" DataSource="{Binding AllItems}"  HeightRequest="60" 
                           SelectedValuePath="Id"      DisplayMemberPath="Name">      

In my View Model and its constructor, I get all the items;

  public  class ItemsViewModel
 public ItemsViewModel()
              var Items = await db.getAllItemsAsync(recursive: false);
            AllItems = new ObservableCollection<ItemList>(Items));
            return cacheItems;

Then I assign BindingContext in the constructor of the page but it doesnt unfortunately work. I tried using ItemItemSource binding as well but it doesnt work

     autocomplete.BindingContext = new ItemsViewModel();

my Model

     public class Item
        [PrimaryKey, AutoIncrement, Unique, NotNull]
        public int Id { get; set; }

        public string Name { get; set; }

I checked your sample app called "SampleBrowser-Forms" but there example is based on String list not with object list. What am I doing wrong?

Pavendhan Kumar [Syncfusion]
Replied On November 22, 2016 05:20 AM

Hi Emil,

Thank you for your update. We have prepared a sample as per your requirement please download the same from the following link.

Sample Link: http://www.syncfusion.com/downloads/support/forum/127507/ze/AutoCompleteDataSource1218473721 

Please let us know whether the sample meets your requirement or not.

Pavendhan K.

Replied On July 13, 2017 10:19 PM

Request it to make sfautocomplete dynamic... like on user start typing we can go to the server and check for related data.


Vanaja  Annasamy [Syncfusion]
Replied On July 14, 2017 01:00 PM

Hi Emil,

Thank you for the update.

We have created SfAutoComplete sample based on your requirement to add data dynamically using DataSource. Please download the same from below link.

Link:  http://www.syncfusion.com/downloads/support/forum/127507/ze/AutoComplete-564205971 

Please run the sample and check whether it meets your requirement. If not please provide the detailed description of your requirement and it will help us to proceed further with the same.

Vanaja R.A. 


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