WPF Autocomplete (SfTextBoxExt) Overview

TextBoxExt is an extended version of the TextBox control. Most of the functionality of TextBoxExt is inherited from the SfTextBox class.

TextBoxExt - Overview

Key features

  • Auto Complete mode: The control provides suggestions to users based on a predefined collection while typing.
  • Watermark: The control will prompt the users with some information when it is not in focus and contains an empty string.
  • Suggestion modes: Suggestions can be filtered in 9 different modes like StartsWith, EndWith, Contains, Equals, and Custom. AutoComplete provides both case sensitive and insensitive modes.
  • Popup delay & Minimum prefix characters - Filtering process can be delayed by providing the minimum character count, after which AutoComplete starts giving suggestions. Displaying the filtered suggestions through drop-down list can also be delayed for some time duration.
  • Customization support: AutoComplete provides options to customize both the Entry and Suggestion drop-down.
  • Diacritic Sense: The control provides populating the items from a language with letters containing diacritics, and search for them with English characters from an en-US keyboard.
  • Highlighting Text: The control provides highlighting the matching text in the Suggestion list based on the input given in it.
  • Custom filter: AutoComplete provides the users to filter the item in the Suggestion list based on their filtering condition.