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AutoComplete - v5.1

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62332 Jun 13,2007 05:42 AM Sep 10,2008 09:13 AM Windows Forms 7
Tags: Tools
Esty Kokis
Asked On June 13, 2007 05:42 AM

I have just upgraded my Syncfusion Studio to the latest version (from 4.4 to 5.1) and now I am seeing troubling behavior by the autocomplete control. My application (VS 2005) has a textbox with AutoComplete enabled with AutoSuggest mode. In the 4.4 version, this allowed the user to type; as he typed, the dropdown list of suggestions would appear with the possible matches but focus remained in the textbox until the down arrow or mouse was used to move focus.
Now, in the 5.1 version, the focus automatically switches to the dropdown list, forcing the user to actually click back in the textbox in order to type each character - behavior that is very annoying to a user who does not want to select one of the available matches or needs to refine the list.
This behavior is readily apparent in the AutoComplete sample that is installed with the studio.

Is there a way to override this behavior in my application?


JayaLakshmi [Syncfusion]
Replied On June 13, 2007 06:10 AM

Hi EK,

Thank you for using Syncfusion products.

This is known issue in AutoComplete control. Could you please open a DirectTrac incident with subject line "Control lost focus when the matched strings are shown in the drop down- F62332". We will send you the bug fix details through our DirectTrac system.


Blaine Anderson
Replied On June 25, 2007 03:16 PM

Has then been addressed?

JayaLakshmi [Syncfusion]
Replied On June 26, 2007 12:15 AM

Hi Blaine,

Could you please follow up the incident 35147 to know the status of this issue.

Thank you for using Syncfusion products.


Christian Pogea
Replied On July 10, 2007 11:00 AM

i reported this behaviour in defect #3757


it is very anoying the bug is still there... the control is unuseable with this behaviour...

JayaLakshmi [Syncfusion]
Replied On July 11, 2007 06:18 AM

Hi Christian,

We are glad to inform you that the issue 'Control lost focus when matched strings are shown in the dropdown' has been fixed.

Could you please follow up the incident 35497 for further information?

Thanks for your patience.


Taru Bazaj
Replied On September 9, 2008 03:15 AM

Hi Jaya,

I have just installed syncfusion and i find the bug is still not fixed. The text box looses focus when the auto complete drop down opens up.

Please can you provide any pointers?


Hemaladha K [Syncfusion]
Replied On September 10, 2008 09:13 AM

Hi Taru,

Thank you for your interest in Syncfusion Products.

The reported issue has been fixed in and further releases. I would like to recommend you to upgrade to latest version. You can download our latest version from the below link:


Unlock key :

Please contact your Syncfusion Sales Representative or e-mail salessupport@syncfusion.com.

Please let me know if any concerns.



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