If the DropDownList filter is enabled, the method searches and filters the results available in the drop-down. If no filter is configured for the widget it selects the first item, which starts with the provided value.

Parameters

word String

The search value.

Example - search the widget

<input id="dropdownlist" />
<script>
$("#dropdownlist").kendoDropDownList({
  dataSource: [
    { id: 1, name: "Apples" },
    { id: 2, name: "Oranges" }
  ],
  dataTextField: "name",
  dataValueField: "id"
});

var dropdownlist = $("#dropdownlist").data("kendoDropDownList");

dropdownlist.search("Oranges");
</script>
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