AutoCompleteCustomSource Property Textbox in VB.Net
AutoCompleteCustomSource Property Textbox in VB.Net.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the AutoCompleteCustomSource Property Textbox in VB.Net.
AutoCompleteCustomSource Property is a collection type property where you can store data from it and can easily be called from your textbox object. It serves as a suggestion or a guide of words where it depends on the user’s typed characters.
First, let’s create a Visual Basic project and drag a textbox object. Here’s the sample design:
Next, we go to the textbox property and modify its property for us to use the AutoCompleteCustomSource property.
Steps in Achieving the Tutorial
Follow these steps carefully:
- Set AutoCompleteMode to “Suggest” – this will let your textbox suggest words from the typed text of the user.
- Set AutoCompleteSource to “CustomSource” – this will let your textbox know where to get its auto complete source.
- Next, we are going to put string values to our AutoCompleteCustomSource. Let’s add this following values:
or you can refer to this sample image:
Let’s run our system. First, type letter A and see the results. Here’s my sample results:
Notice that when you typed letter A, the textbox automatically suggest string values based on your stored strings in the AutoCompleteCustomSource.
Now, erase the letter A and type letter B. Your expected results should be like this:
You can see that it suggests string values based from your stored strings that starts with letter B.
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