Last Updated: 21 Sep 2020 12:43 by ADMIN
Created by: Doug
Comments: 3
Category: ComboBox
Type: Feature Request
Is it possible to limit the results coming back from a filter. We are using a combobox on a large dataset and if there are a large number of matches then the combobox slows to a crawl as it tried to respond.  
Last Updated: 05 May 2020 13:20 by ADMIN

Currently, the "suggest" option of the ComboBox is designed to work only in a combination with 'filter:"startswith"'. If you open this Dojo and enter "T' in the ComboBox, then focus the ComboBox out then the "Two" ComboBox item will be selected.

If in the above demo, we change the filter configuration to "contains", when we enter "T" and focus the ComboBox out, the behavior will be the same, and "Two" will be selected. If we instead of "T" enter "w" and focus the ComboBox out then "two" won't be selected. To make the "Two" item selected, with "filter:'contains'" configuration, we can use the below workaround.

No matter the below workaround, it will be very useful if the below logic or similar one can be built-in in the ComboBox component.

<input id="combobox" />
var fruit = [
    {code: 1, name: "One" },
    {code: 2, name: "Two"},
    {code: 3, name: "Three"}

var ds = new kendo.data.DataSource({
data: fruit

  dataTextField: "name",
  dataValueField: "code",
   suggest: true,
   filter: "contains",
  dataSource: ds,
  change: function(e) {
    var comboBox = $("#combobox").data("kendoComboBox");
    var dataItem = comboBox.dataItem();
    if (dataItem === undefined) {
//special code for mobile browsers to auto select the first entry
if (comboBox.text() != "") {
ds.filter({ field: "name", operator:"contains", value: comboBox.text() });
if (ds.view().length > 0) {
comboBox.select(function(dataItem) {
return dataItem.name === ds.view()[0].name;
<input id="fred">


Last Updated: 25 Feb 2020 13:13 by ADMIN
Created by: Matthew
Comments: 1
Category: ComboBox
Type: Feature Request

A combobox that uses a grouped datasource does not adhere to WCAG 1.3.1. When a user navigates the options in the combobox popup, the group relationship is established for sighted users but the group is not announced to disabled users.