Currently the SuggestionView does not stay open all the time
I can get it to open on focus by running this code and attaching it to the Focused event
Focused += SupporterAutoCompleteSearchBar_Focused;
private void SupporterAutoCompleteSearchBar_Focused(object sender, FocusEventArgs e)
but if I type in the search bar, like a letter "a", and then backspace to get rid of it so I'm left with an empty string, the SuggestionView disappears. The SuggestionView also disappears if I assign a new list, such as through the Remote Search feature in the documentation while the search text is an empty string. I have gotten around these two issues by adding a dispatcher that will call ShowSuggestions(); after 100 milliseconds but I get this flicker effect where the SuggestionView disappears and then comes back again. It's very jarring.
I have looked in the decompiled RadAutoComplete class in visual studio and it looks like the code is set up so the SuggestionView disappears when the Text is null or empty. I would like a bindableproperty for this control that always keeps the SuggestionView open or a workaround that doesn't cause the SuggestionView to disappear in the above circumstances