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Autofill supported with AutoComplete in JavaScript AutoComplete control

22 Nov 2022 / 2 minutes to read

The AutoComplete supports the autofill behavior with the help of autofill property. Whenever you change the input value, the AutoComplete will autocomplete your data by matching the typed character. Suppose, if no matches found then, AutoComplete doesn’t suggest any item.

In the below sample, showcase that how to work autofill with AutoComplete.

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import { AutoComplete} from '@syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns';

//define the array of complex data
let searchData: { [key: string]: Object; }[] = [
    { Name: 'Australia', Code: 'AU' },
    { Name: 'Bermuda', Code: 'BM' },
    { Name: 'Canada', Code: 'CA' },
    { Name: 'Cameroon', Code: 'CM' },
    { Name: 'Denmark', Code: 'DK' },
    { Name: 'France', Code: 'FR' },
    { Name: 'Finland', Code: 'FI' },
    { Name: 'Germany', Code: 'DE' },
    { Name: 'Greenland', Code: 'GL' },
    { Name: 'Hong Kong', Code: 'HK' },
    { Name: 'India', Code: 'IN' },
    { Name: 'Italy', Code: 'IT' },
    { Name: 'Japan', Code: 'JP' },
    { Name: 'Mexico', Code: 'MX' },
    { Name: 'Norway', Code: 'NO' },
    { Name: 'Poland', Code: 'PL' },
    { Name: 'Switzerland', Code: 'CH' },
    { Name: 'United Kingdom', Code: 'GB' },
    { Name: 'United States', Code: 'US' }];

//initiates the component
let atcObject: AutoComplete = new AutoComplete({
    // bind the country data to dataSource property
    dataSource: searchData,
    // maps the appropriate column to fields property
    fields: { value: "Name" },
    //set the placeholder to AutoComplete input
    placeholder: "Find a country",
     //enable the autofill property to fill a first matched value in input when press a down key
    autofill: true
});
atcObject.appendTo('#atcelement');
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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>Essential JS 2 AutoComplete</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.3.56/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.3.56/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.3.56/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
</head>

<body>
    <div id='loader'>LOADING....</div>
    <div id='container' style="margin:0 auto; width:250px;">
        <input type="text" tabindex="1" id='atcelement' />
    </div>
</body>

</html>