Last Updated: 01 Oct 2020 08:25 by ADMIN
Created on: 25 Jul 2017 08:46
Category: AutoComplete
Type: Feature Request
AutoComplete: Create tokens in code
Currently it is not possible to initialize the tokens of the autocomplete so the UI shows already selected tokens.
This is necessary to use the control for a CREATE/EDIT scenario.

- Create an event (party) and select all the friends from the autocompelte (another issue is that already selected tokens cannot be removed from the suggestion list)
- Save the event
- Edit the event => now you would need to see the already selected friends so you can add and remove some
Posted on: 01 Oct 2020 08:25

I have updated the status of this item to "Declined" as the feature is about the obsolete RadAutoComplete control.  The new RadAutoCompleteView provides a read-only Tokens collection of type ObservableCollection<object>, so you can add tokens to it without a problem.

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Posted on: 10 Jan 2019 14:46
Hi all,

I am sorry to hear about the negative experience with AutoComplete.  Indeed,  the control has some limitations and after reviewing the feedback about it, in R3 2018 release we introduced a new and improved AutoCompleteView component, which is more intuitive, provides more features and basically should replace AutoComplete.  The API is consistent, so migrating to the new control should be straightforward.

Initially, RadAutoCompleteView was released as beta, but now with the upcoming R1 2019 release next week, it will be official. You could take a look at its documentation here:

As to the concrete case with setting tokens with code - Tokens collection is read-only, so you could add/remove items from it. If you'd like to update it in a MVVM setup, you would need to create a custom behavior. Please find attached a sample example that shows how this would work.

Let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns.

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Posted on: 04 Jan 2019 07:47
Same problem here, we are using autocomplete to select users. Initially this works fine, but when we re-load the data or edit we can't set the tokens. This makes this feature un-useable since the autocomplete list can't be pre-filled.
Posted on: 03 Jan 2019 19:00

Without being able to actually limit and change the tokens (some of which is already available in your ASP.NET control), this seems more like a flashy sales demo than a properly thought out control.  It is really frustrating when I see that the features that I need to make this usable have been requested for over a year and no one has bothered to address this.

I will end up using the control for the initial proof of concept but dumping it before production since I can not limit the tokens.

Please fix this.  This could be a really useful control if you just invested a bit more thought into it.

Posted on: 01 Mar 2018 14:05
Don't worry... Syncfusion just released the control.  Problem solved. 
Posted on: 01 Mar 2018 12:32
Hi Dave,

Thank you for sending  the use case. 

I am afraid this feature is not scheduled for the upcoming R2 2018 release.  Still, I agree with you this is an important feature for RadAutoComplŠµte and we're definitely considering it for the future versions of the control.
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Posted on: 16 Feb 2018 20:43
To use this control in an email setting, one must be able to add tokens for a reply with multiple recipients.  As it stands, this is not possible with this control.

Please revisit this limitation but I fear asking 9 months after the first dev.
Stefan Nenchev
Posted on: 07 Nov 2017 08:40
Hi Umair, 

We cannot commit to a specific date at this point. We have increased the feature request's priority as per your report, however, at this point there are other items with higher priority which we are working on. As you have subscribed to this item, you will be automatically notified once a work on the matter is done.

Have a great rest of the week.
Posted on: 07 Nov 2017 03:55
this is a must have feature for our App as well.
when can we (if ever) expect this to be shipped?
Pavel R. Pavlov
Posted on: 31 Jul 2017 11:33
Thank you for suggesting this feature. It is a valid request and this is why we approve it. We will monitor the demand of this feature and will reevaluate its impact in every release. Based on the demand of this feature we will decide when to implement it.
Posted on: 25 Jul 2017 08:48
This is a critical feature for us.  Please have this in the next release