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Templates

The AutoComplete has been provided with several options to customize each list items, group title, header and footer elements. It uses the Essential JS 2 Template engine to compile and render the elements properly.

Item template

The content of each list item within the AutoComplete can be customized with the help of itemTemplate property. In the following sample, each list item is split into two columns to display relevant data’s.

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app.vue
<template>
    <div id="app">
      <div class='autocomplete'>
        <ejs-autocomplete id='employees' :query='query' :dataSource='data' :fields='fields' :placeholder='waterMark' :sortOrder='sortOrder' :itemTemplate='iTemplate' popupHeight="450px"></ejs-autocomplete>
     </div>
  </div>
</template>
<script>
import Vue from 'vue';
import { AutoCompletePlugin } from '@syncfusion/ej2-vue-dropdowns';
import { Query, DataManager, ODataV4Adaptor } from '@syncfusion/ej2-data';

Vue.use(AutoCompletePlugin);

var itemVue = Vue.component("itemTemplate", {
  template: `<span><span class='name'>{{data.FirstName}}</span><span class ='city'>{{data.City}}</span></span>`,
  data() {
    return {
      data: {}
    };
  }
});

var remoteData = new DataManager({
    url: 'https://services.odata.org/V4/Northwind/Northwind.svc',
    adaptor: new ODataV4Adaptor,
    crossDomain: true
});

export default {
  name: 'app',
   data () {
    return {
      fields: { value: 'FirstName' },
            waterMark: 'Find an employee',
            sortOrder: 'Ascending',
            data: remoteData,
            iTemplate: function(e) {
                return {
                    template: itemVue
                };
            },
          query: new Query().from('Employees').select(['FirstName', 'City', 'EmployeeID']).take(6),
    }
  }
}
</script>
<style>
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-base/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-vue-dropdowns/styles/material.css";
  #app {
    color: #008cff;
    height: 40px;
    position: absolute;
    width: 90%;
    top: 10%;
  }

  .autocomplete {
    width: 30%;
    margin: 0 auto;
  }

  .city{
    right: 15px;
    position: absolute;
  }
</style>

Group template

The group header title under which appropriate sub-items are categorized can also be customize with the help of groupTemplate property. This template is common for both inline and floating group header template.

In the following sample, employees are grouped according to their city.

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app.vue
<template>
    <div id="app">
      <div class='autocomplete'>
        <ejs-autocomplete id='employees' :query='query' :dataSource='data' :fields='fields' :placeholder='waterMark' :sortOrder='sortOrder' :groupTemplate='gTemplate' popupHeight="450px"></ejs-autocomplete>
      </div>
  </div>
</template>
<script>
import Vue from 'vue';
import { AutoCompletePlugin } from '@syncfusion/ej2-vue-dropdowns';
import { Query, Predicate, DataManager, ODataV4Adaptor } from '@syncfusion/ej2-data';

Vue.use(AutoCompletePlugin);

var groupTemplate = Vue.component("groupTemplate", {
  template: `<strong>{{data.City}}</strong>`,
  data() {
    return {
      data: {}
    };
  }
});

var remoteData = new DataManager({
    url: 'https://services.odata.org/V4/Northwind/Northwind.svc',
    adaptor: new ODataV4Adaptor,
    crossDomain: true
});

export default {
  name: 'app',
   data () {
    return {
      fields: { value: 'FirstName', groupBy:'City' },
            waterMark: 'Find an employee',
            sortOrder: 'Ascending',
            data: remoteData,
            gTemplate: function(e) {
                return {
                    template: groupTemplate
                };
            },
            query: new Query().from('Employees').select(['FirstName', 'City', 'EmployeeID']).take(6).where(new Predicate('City', 'equal','london').or('City','equal','seattle')),
    }
  }
}
</script>
<style>
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-base/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-vue-dropdowns/styles/material.css";
  #app {
    color: #008cff;
    height: 40px;
    position: absolute;
    width: 90%;
    top: 10%;
  }

  .autocomplete {
    width: 30%;
    margin: 0 auto;
  }
</style>

Header template

The header element is shown statically at the top of the suggestion list items within the AutoComplete, and any custom element can be placed as a header element using headerTemplate property.

In the following sample, the list items and its headers are designed and displayed as two columns similar to multiple columns of the grid.

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app.vue
<template>
    <div id="app">
     <div class='autocomplete'>
        <ejs-autocomplete id='employees' :query='query' :dataSource='data' :fields='fields' :placeholder='waterMark' :headerTemplate='hTemplate' :sortOrder='sortOrder' :itemTemplate='iTemplate' popupHeight="450px"></ejs-autocomplete>
     </div>
  </div>
</template>
<script>
import Vue from 'vue';
import { AutoCompletePlugin } from '@syncfusion/ej2-vue-dropdowns';
import { Query, DataManager, ODataV4Adaptor } from '@syncfusion/ej2-data';

Vue.use(AutoCompletePlugin);

var headerVue = Vue.component("headerTemplate", {
  template: `<span class='head'><span class='name'>Name</span><span class='city'>City</span></span>`,
  data() {
    return {
      data: {}
    };
  }
});

var itemVue = Vue.component("itemTemplate", {
  template: `<span class='item'><span class='name'> {{data.FirstName}}</span><span class ='city'>{{data.City}}</span></span>`,
  data() {
    return {
      data: {}
    };
  }
});

var remoteData = new DataManager({
    url: 'https://services.odata.org/V4/Northwind/Northwind.svc',
    adaptor: new ODataV4Adaptor,
    crossDomain: true
});

export default {
  name: 'app',
   data () {
    return {
      fields: { value: 'FirstName' },
            waterMark: 'Find an employee',
            sortOrder: 'Ascending',
            data: remoteData,
            iTemplate: function(e) {
                return {
                    template: itemVue
                };
            },
            hTemplate: function(e) {
                return {
                    template: headerVue
                };
            },
            query: new Query().from('Employees').select(['FirstName', 'City', 'EmployeeID']).take(6),
    }
  }
}
</script>
<style>
@import "../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-base/styles/material.css";
@import "../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css";
@import "../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-vue-dropdowns/styles/material.css";
  #app {
    color: #008cff;
    height: 40px;
    position: absolute;
    width: 90%;
    top: 10%;
  }

  .autocomplete {
    width: 30%;
    margin: 0 auto;
  }
  .city{
    right: 15px;
    position: absolute;
  }
</style>

The AutoComplete has options to show a footer element at the bottom of the list items in the suggestion list. Here, you can place any custom element as a footer element using footerTemplate property.

In the following sample, footer element displays the total number of list items present in the AutoComplete.

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app.vue
<template>
    <div id="app">
      <div class='autocomplete'>
        <ejs-autocomplete ref='instance' :footerTemplate='fTemplate' id='employees' :dataSource='data' :placeholder='waterMark' :open='onopen'></ejs-autocomplete>
     </div>
  </div>
</template>
<script>
import Vue from 'vue';
import { AutoCompletePlugin } from '@syncfusion/ej2-vue-dropdowns';

Vue.use(AutoCompletePlugin);

var footVue = Vue.component("footerTemplate", {
  template: `<span class='foot'></span>`,
  data() {
    return {
      data: {}
    };
  }
});

export default {
  name: 'app',
  mounted() {
    document.getElementsByClassName('e-autocomplete')[0].addEventListener('keyup', (e) => {
      this.onopen();
    })
  },
   data () {
    return {
            waterMark: 'Find a game',
            sortOrder: 'Ascending',
            data: ['Badminton', 'Basketball', 'Cricket',
                'Football', 'Golf', 'Gymnastics',
                'Hockey', 'Rugby', 'Snooker', 'Tennis'
            ],
            fTemplate: function(e) {
                return {
                    template: footVue
                };
            },
    }
  },
  methods: {
    onopen: function() {
      var count = this.$refs.instance.getItems().length;
      var ele = document.getElementsByClassName('foot')[0];
      ele.innerHTML =  "Total list item: " + count;
    }
  }
}
</script>
<style>
@import "../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-base/styles/material.css";
@import "../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css";
@import "../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-vue-dropdowns/styles/material.css";
  #app {
      color: #008cff;
      height: 40px;
      position: absolute;
      width: 90%;
      top: 10%;
    }

  .autocomplete {
    width: 30%;
    margin: 0 auto;
  }

  .foot {
    text-indent: 1.2em;
    display: block;
    font-size: 15px;
    line-height: 40px;
    border-top: 1px solid #e0e0e0;
  }
</style>

No records template

The AutoComplete is provided with support to custom design the popup list content when no data is found and no matches found on search with the help of noRecordsTemplate property.

In the following sample, popup list content displays the notification of no data available.

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app.vue
<template>
    <div id="app">
      <div class='autocomplete'>
        <ejs-autocomplete ref='instance' id='employees' :dataSource='data' :placeholder='waterMark' :noRecordsTemplate='nTemplate'></ejs-autocomplete>
     </div>
  </div>
</template>
<script>
import Vue from 'vue';
import { AutoCompletePlugin } from '@syncfusion/ej2-vue-dropdowns';

Vue.use(AutoCompletePlugin);

var nVue = Vue.component("noRecordsTemplate", {
  template: `<span class="norecord"> NO DATA AVAILABLE</span>`,
  data() {
    return {
      data: {}
    };
  }
});

export default {
  name: 'app',
   data () {
    return {
            waterMark: 'Find an item',
            data: [],
            nTemplate: function(e) {
                return {
                    template: nVue
                };
            },
    }
  }
}
</script>
<style>
@import "../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-base/styles/material.css";
@import "../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css";
@import "../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-vue-dropdowns/styles/material.css";;
  #app {
      color: #008cff;
      height: 40px;
      position: absolute;
      width: 90%;
      top: 10%;
    }

  .autocomplete {
    width: 30%;
    margin: 0 auto;
  }
</style>

Action failure template

There is also an option to custom design the popup list content when the data fetch request fails at the remote server. This can be achieved using the actionFailureTemplate property.

In the following sample, when the data fetch request fails, the AutoComplete displays the notification.

Source
Preview
app.vue
<template>
    <div id="app">
      <div class='autocomplete'>
        <ejs-autocomplete ref='instance' :fields='fields' :query='query' id='employees' :dataSource='data' :placeholder='waterMark' :actionFailureTemplate='actionTemplate'></ejs-autocomplete>
     </div>
  </div>
</template>
<script>
import Vue from 'vue';
import { AutoCompletePlugin } from '@syncfusion/ej2-vue-dropdowns';
import { Query, DataManager, ODataV4Adaptor } from '@syncfusion/ej2-data';

Vue.use(AutoCompletePlugin);

var actionVue = Vue.component("actionFailureTemplate", {
  template: `<span class="action-failure"> Data fetch got failed</span>`,
  data() {
    return {
      data: {}
    };
  }
});

var remoteData = new DataManager({
    url: 'https://services.odata.org/V4/Northwind/Northwind.svcs',
    adaptor: new ODataV4Adaptor,
    crossDomain: true
});

export default {
  name: 'app',
   data () {
    return {
            waterMark: 'Find an employee',
            data: remoteData,
            actionTemplate: function(e) {
                return {
                    template: actionVue
                };
            },
            query: new Query().from('Employees').select(['FirstName']).take(6),
            fields: { value: 'FirstName' }
    }
  }
}
</script>
<style>
@import "../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-base/styles/material.css";
@import "../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css";
@import "../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-vue-dropdowns/styles/material.css";
  #app {
      color: #008cff;
      height: 40px;
      position: absolute;
      width: 90%;
      top: 10%;
    }

  .autocomplete {
    width: 30%;
    margin: 0 auto;
  }
</style>

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