RadAutoCompleteTextView: Completion modes

RadAutoCompleteTextView has two modes for filtering suggestions.

  • Starts with
  • Contains

The completion mode can be changed with the setCompletionMode method of the TKAutoCompleteTextView's adapter. The default value is CompletionMode.STARTS_WITH.

this.adapter.CompletionMode = CompletionMode.StartsWith;

Starts_With Mode

In CompletionMode.STARTS_WITH mode the autocomplete shows only suggestions that start with the typed phrase.

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Contains Mode

In CompletionMode.CONTAINS mode the autocomplete shows only suggestions that contain the typed phrase.

Contains Mode is not intended to work with the APPEND and SUGGEST_APPEND modes. Since both these modes append the rest of the suggestion to the typed text, the combination between these modes won't be helpfull, it will be rather confusing.

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