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Bind AngularJS AutoComplete with WebAPI


Product Progress® Kendo UI® AutoComplete for jQuery
Operating System Windows 10 64bit
Browser Google Chrome
Browser Version 61.0.3163.100

Starting with R2 2022, the Kendo UI team officially drops the support for AngularJS 1.x through Kendo UI for jQuery. The AngularJS related files and functionality are removed from the bundles and distribution in R3 SP1 2023. The last version that contains the files is R3 2023.


How can I bind a Kendo UI AutoComplete to the WebAPI in an AngularJS scenario?


To achieve the desired scenario, set the dataSource type to webapi and the transport read URL to the method in your controller.

The example loads Kendo UI 2023.3.1010 version.

<script src=""></script>
<script src=""></script>

<div id="example" ng-app="KendoDemos">
    <div class="demo-section k-content" ng-controller="MyCtrl">
        <input kendo-auto-complete  
               options="autoCompleteOptions" style="width: 21%;" />

  angular.module("KendoDemos", [ "kendo.directives" ])
          .controller("MyCtrl", function($scope){
              $scope.autoCompleteOptions = {
                  dataSource: {
                      type: "webapi",
                      serverFiltering: true,
                      transport: {
                          read: {
                              url: "/api/products"
                      schema: {
                          data: "Data",
                          total: "Total",
                          errors: "Errors"


----------- Controller implementation
// GET api/values
  public DataSourceResult Get([System.Web.Http.ModelBinding.ModelBinder(typeof(WebApiDataSourceRequestModelBinder))]DataSourceRequest request)
      var products = new List<Product>
          new Product { Name = "Product 1", Id = "1" },
          new Product { Name = "Product 2", Id = "2" },
          new Product { Name = "Product 3", Id = "3" }

      return products.ToDataSourceResult(request);

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