select

Fired when an item from the suggestion popup is selected by the user.

Important: The event is not fired when an item is selected programmatically.

Event Data

e.dataItem Object

The data item instance of the selected item.

e.item jQuery

The jQuery object which represents the selected item.

e.sender kendo.ui.AutoComplete

The widget instance which fired the event.

Example - subscribe to the "select" event during initialization

<input id="autocomplete" />
<script>
$("#autocomplete").kendoAutoComplete({
  dataSource: [ "Apples", "Oranges" ],
  select: function(e) {
    var item = e.item;
    var text = item.text();
    console.log(text);
    // Use the selected item or its text
  }
});
</script>

Example - subscribe to the "select" event after initialization

<input id="autocomplete" />
<script>
function autocomplete_select(e) {
  var item = e.item;
  var text = item.text();
  // Use the selected item or its text
}
$("#autocomplete").kendoAutoComplete({
  dataSource: [ "Apples", "Oranges" ]
});
var autocomplete = $("#autocomplete").data("kendoAutoComplete");
autocomplete.bind("select", autocomplete_select);
</script>

Example - prevent the item selection

<input id="autocomplete" />
<script>
$("#autocomplete").kendoAutoComplete({
  dataSource: [ "Apples", "Oranges" ],
  select: function(e) {
    //call preventDefault() to prevent the selection
    e.preventDefault();
  }
});
</script>
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