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Disable noDataTemplate in AutoComplete, MultiSelect, ComboBox, and DropDownList for MVC


Product Progress Kendo UI AutoComplete


The .NoDataTemplate method of the ASP.NET MVC wrappers for the dropdown widgets—AutoComplete, MultiSelect, ComboBox, and DropDownList—accepts only strings as parameters. As a result, the template is not displayed.


Disable noDataTemplate by setting the noDataTemplate option of the wrapped widget to false after the wrapped widget is initialized.

<input id="autocomplete" style="width: 100%;" />
    // The below configuration mimicks the initialization with a wrapper (MVC/Core, JSP/PHP).

            dataSource: {
            data: ["One", "Two"]
        var autocomplete = $("#autocomplete").data("kendoAutoComplete");
        autocomplete.setOptions({ noDataTemplate: false });
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