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Underline Matched Searches in the ComboBox

Environment

Product Progress Kendo UI ComboBox for jQuery
Operating System Windows 10 64bit
Visual Studio version Visual Studio 2017
Preferred Language JavaScript

Description

How can I underline a matched input-field search in a Kendo UI ComboBox?

Solution

The following example demonstrates how to achieve the desired scenario.

<input id="fabric" placeholder="Select fabric..." />
<script>
  function formatValue(value, text) {
    var textMatcher = new RegExp(text, "ig");

    return value.replace(textMatcher, function(match) {
      return "<u>" + match + "</u>";
    });
  }

  $(document).ready(function() {
    // create ComboBox from input HTML element
    var combo = $("#fabric").kendoComboBox({
      dataTextField: "text",
      dataValueField: "value",
      dataSource: [
        { text: "Cotton", value: "1" },
        { text: "Polyester", value: "2" },
        { text: "Cotton/Polyester", value: "3" },
        { text: "Rib Knit", value: "4" }
      ],
      filter: "contains",
      suggest: true
    }).data("kendoComboBox");

    combo.setOptions({
      template: $.proxy(kendo.template("#= formatValue(text, this.text()) #"), combo)
    });
  });
</script>

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