Wednesday 29 August 2012

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Implement Same WebMethod for AutoComplete in Multiple Textbox


While Answering a question at Forum, I wrote this post.

Suppose We have Multiple Textbox in Same Page and we want to Implement AutoSuggest/AutoComplete feature in All Textbox and of same type. Suppose Multiple Google Search Boxes.

For that case, we have separate Textboxs, Separate AutoComplete Extenders and Separate Methods. We are trying to Consume same PageMethod in All Textbox.

Front End Code:

Product One:

DelimiterCharacters="" Enabled="True" ServiceMethod="GetProducts" MinimumPrefixLength="2"
ServicePath="" TargetControlID="TextBox1" UseContextKey="True">

Product Two:

DelimiterCharacters="" Enabled="True" ServicePath="" TargetControlID="TextBox2"
ServiceMethod="GetProducts" MinimumPrefixLength="2" UseContextKey="True">

Product Three:

DelimiterCharacters="" Enabled="True" ServicePath="" TargetControlID="TextBox3"
ServiceMethod="GetProducts" MinimumPrefixLength="2" UseContextKey="True">

BackEnd Code:

[System.Web.Services.WebMethodAttribute(), System.Web.Script.Services.ScriptMethodAttribute()]
public static string[] GetProducts(string prefixText, int count, string contextKey)
SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection(ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["ConToStore"].ConnectionString);
SqlDataAdapter adp = new SqlDataAdapter("Select * from Products where UnitsInStock>0 and ProductName like '%" + prefixText + "%'", con);
DataSet ds = new DataSet();
string[] Products = new string[ds.Tables[0].Rows.Count];
for (int j = 0; j <= ds.Tables[0].Rows.Count - 1; j++)
Products.SetValue(ds.Tables[0].Rows[j][1].ToString(), j);
return Products;
Lets Look at the Output.

Hope this will be Helpful.
John Bhatt
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