The ASP.NET Web Forms AutoComplete is a textbox control that provides a list of suggestions to select from as the user types. It has several out-of-the-box features such as data binding, filtering, grouping, UI customization, accessibility, and more.
You can bind data from a variety of data sources, such as an array of primitive data, JSON data collections, or remote data sources using different kinds of adaptors such as OData, OData V4, URL, JSON, and Web API. Data binding uses our data manager to manage data and also has customization options for data requests and processing.
Built-in filtering support includes a rich set of filtering options that is available to meet all your application needs.
Filter data based on starts with, ends with, and contains predicates.
Limit the number of suggestions to be displayed in the filtered data list.
You can filter data with or without using case sensitivity for typed characters.
Set a number of characters required to begin filtering and populating the data.
You can configure different visual appearances for the matching text of each suggestion.
Group the suggestions based on logically grouped categories with individual headers.
Customize the appearance of each item displayed in the suggestion list with templating.
Define a custom appearance for each suggestion item by using item templates.
Add icons to each suggestion item, like countries with flag icons.
Generate a suggestion list for users as they type in the input textbox. The width and height of the suggestion list is adjustable.
The ASP.NET Web Forms AutoComplete control is also available in Angular and React frameworks that are built from their own TypeScript libraries.
Seamlessly supports HTML5 forms, Angular template-driven forms, and Angular reactive forms.
Provides a responsive mode that displays an adaptive redesigned UI for mobile devices that recognizes touch gestures.
Developers can customize all UI elements and control their behaviors according to the end user’s requirements using the rich set of client-side APIs.