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minLength Number (default: 1)

The minimum number of characters the user must type before a search is performed. Set to higher value than 1 if the search could match a lot of items.

Widget will initiate a request when input value is cleared. If you would like to prevent this behavior please check the filtering event for more details.

Example - set minLength

<input id="autocomplete" />
<script>
$("#autocomplete").kendoAutoComplete({
  minLength: 3,
  placeholder: "Type 'one'",
  dataSource: {
    data: ["One", "Two"]
  }
});
</script>
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