Restrict input entry to the set of key-phrases.

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07 Nov, 2012 01:45 AM


First, thanks for the wonderful Autosuggest field. One question though... is it possible to restrict entry only to the set of defined key-phases for Auto-suggest? For example, imagine an input box for Month name... is it possible to put a restriction so the User won't be able to enter anything else outside the set of 12 month names? I know it's kind of Drop-down Select element of HTML, but I want to implement the same functionality with Auto-Suggest. Possible?

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  1. 1 Posted by Jon on 07 Nov, 2012 08:24 AM

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    Option A:

    The user can input any character but can only select an item from the suggested ones.

    Someone in this forum added a parameter to the autosuggest plugin to obtain that functionality. Just use the attached file and set the parameter noFree to true.

    Option B:

    The user cannot even type 'X' because there is no month with that character.

    I think you should use a dropdown select.

  2. 2 Posted by Ross on 07 Nov, 2012 11:11 AM

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    Thanks so much for your quick reply. I will try the attached JS file. The example of months is from one of the two projects and I totally agree with you on using Drop down over there.



    *P.S.: I liked your "Verify Human Spam protection", reminded me my math teacher in school. :-)

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