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Searches the data source for the provided value and displays any matches as suggestions.

Parameters

word String

The value to search for. All matches are displayed in the suggestion popup.

Example - search the widget

<input id="autocomplete" />
<script>
$("#autocomplete").kendoAutoComplete({
  dataSource: [ "Apples", "Oranges" ]
});
var autocomplete = $("#autocomplete").data("kendoAutoComplete");
autocomplete.search("A"); // Displays "Apples" in the suggestion popup
</script>
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