Highlighting matched text

Highlight matching characters in a suggestion list to pick an item with more clarity. There are two ways to highlight the matching text:

  • FirstOccurrence

  • MultipleOccurrence

The text highlight can be indicated with various customizing styles by enabling the below properties. They are

  • HighlightedTextColor - sets the color of the highlighted text for differentiating the highlighted characters.

  • HighlightTextFontAttributes - sets the FontAttributes of the highlighted text.

NOTE

The default Color of HighlightedTextColor is Blue and default FontAttribute of HighlightTextFontAttributes is None.

FirstOccurrence

It highlights the first position of the matching characters in the suggestion list.

countryAutoComplete.TextHighlightMode=OccurrenceMode.FirstOccurrence;
countryAutoComplete.SuggestionMode=SuggestionMode.StartsWith;
countryAutoComplete.HighlightedTextColor = UIColor.Red;
countryAutoComplete.AutoCompleteSource=countryList;

MultipleOccurrence

It highlights the matching character that are present everywhere in the suggestion list for Contains case in SuggestionMode.

countryAutoComplete.TextHighlightMode=OccurrenceMode.MultipleOccurrence;
countryAutoComplete.HighlightedTextColor = UIColor.Red;
countryAutoComplete.SuggestionMode=SuggestionMode.Contains;
countryAutoComplete.AutoCompleteSource=countryList;