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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Disable or stop AutoCompleteExtender (Javascript)

To disable or stop the AutoCompleteExtender from running or calling its service to load auto suggested list, (Using Javascript)

Its very simple

-Set the BehaviorID property for the AutoCompleteExtender

<ajaxToolkit:AutoCompleteExtender
runat="server"
ID="autoSuggest"
TargetControlID="SearchBox"
ServiceMethod="GetSuggestedList"
ServicePath="~/_Services/AutoSuggest.asmx"
MinimumPrefixLength="2"
CompletionInterval="1"
EnableCaching="true"
CompletionSetCount="10"
CompletionListCssClass="AutoSuggestSearch"
CompletionListItemCssClass="listItem"
CompletionListHighlightedItemCssClass="highlightedListItem"
BehaviorID="autoSuggest"
/>



Then using javascript just write:




function selectType()
{
var a = $find("autoSuggest");
a.set_serviceMethod('');
}


By setting the service method to empty, the autosuggestextender will not find the service to call and will stop working

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3 comments:

Deepesh said...

Hello,

I tried you code. But it didnt worked for me. The autocomplete is showing the list.

Can you please help me?

Thanks,

Amr ElGarhy said...

You will need to call this function:

function selectType()
{
var a = $find("autoSuggest");
a.set_serviceMethod('');
}

such as putting it in a:
a href="javascript:selectType();" Stop /a

Sumit said...

i want to disable Auto complete extender like userID is stroe in browser in userID textbox