How to

Show the list items with icons

You can render icons to the list items by mapping the iconCss field. This iconCss field create a span in the list item with mapped class name to allow styling as per your need.

In the following sample, the icon classes are mapped with iconCss field.

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index.js
index.html
let sortFormatData = [
    { Class: 'asc-sort', Type: 'Sort A to Z', Id: '1' },
    { Class: 'dsc-sort', Type: 'Sort Z to A ', Id: '2' },
    { Class: 'filter', Type: 'Filter', Id: '3' },
    { Class: 'clear', Type: 'Clear', Id: '4' }
];
//initiates the component
let sortFormat = new ej.dropdowns.AutoComplete({
    //set the data to dataSource property
    dataSource: sortFormatData,
    // map the icon column to iconCSS field.
    fields: { value: 'Type', iconCss: 'Class' },
    // set placeholder to AutoComplete input element
    placeholder: 'Find a format'
});
sortFormat.appendTo('#atcelement');
<!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/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
<script src="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    
    <div id="container" style="margin:0 auto; width:250px;">
        <br>
        <input type="text" id="atcelement">
    </div>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

The AutoComplete has built-in support to highlight the searched characters on suggested list items when enabled the highlight property.

In the below sample, to customize the matched character in suggestion list by e-highlight class.

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index.js
index.html
let searchData = [
    { 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 = new ej.dropdowns.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 highlight property to highlight the matched character in suggestion list
    highlight: true
});
atcObject.appendTo('#atcelement');
<!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/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
<script src="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

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


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Autofill supported with AutoComplete

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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index.js
index.html
let searchData = [
    { 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 = new ej.dropdowns.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');
<!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/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
<script src="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

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


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>