Today we are sharing you our compilation of best Ajax and jQuery autocomplete and autosuggest tutorials and plugins with examples. People these days want an instant search and for this, search engines like Google are doing just this. Enjoy!
Update 21/06/13: Added typahead.js, Magicsuggest, TimeDropdowns.
Update 29/09/13: Added textextjs
A fast and fully-featured autocomplete library.
Source + Demo
Highly flexible auto suggest combo box in the line of Bootstrap themes.
Source + Demo
Better time drop downs for ranges: jQuery Time Autocomplete.
Source + Demo
2. Yahoo and Google Suggestions jQuery Search Box
Learn how to create Yahoo Google suggestions search box in this post.
3. WICK Web Input Completion Kit
4. PrimeFaces: jQuery AutoComplete
Multiple selection feature for PrimeFaces jQuery AutoComplete has been a popular request and with 3.1, we’ve decided to bring it. Initial implementation was based on a simple input text and values were separated with commas but it didn’t match the coolness standard of PrimeFaces so we’ve decided to implement it Facebook style.
5. Ajax-Based Multiselect jQuery Autocomplete Control in ASP.Net
Here, we will use jQuery UI Autocomplete Control. To get the Data using AJAX, here we will try Handlers of ASP. Using Handlers against simple asp.net page is that, if we will use ASPX page then it will go through all the phases of page (nearly 1o) whereas Handler is faster than ASPX page.
6. Autosuggest / Autocomplete with jQuery, Ajax, XML, PHP
The jQuery Autocomplete class adds a popdown menu of suggested values to a text field. The user can either click directly on a suggestion to enter it into the field, or navigate the list using the up and down arrow keys, selecting a value using the tab key. The values for the suggestion list are to provide as XML (by a PHP script, or similar).
7. FCBKcomplete v 2.8.4
Fancy Facebook-like dynamic inputs with auto complete & pre added values. If you have any comments or requests, please post it and I will try to include all the requested features in the upcoming release.
8. A fancy Apple.com-style jQuery search suggestion
Make sure you check out the demo (or visit Apple.com) to see this awesome effect work. This example makes use of several techniques: MySQL (for the database), HTML/CSS for styling, PHP for retrieving the data and jQuery for the AJAX request.
9. AJAX Search Suggest with jQuery
To recreate the search suggest feature, we’re going to use jQuery and a small amount of PHP to query the server for search terms. To allow these two scripts to communicate, we’ll make use of AJAX — passing a string containing the search term from jQuery to PHP.
10. Easy-To-Use jQuery-Ajax Autosuggest Plugin
This jQuery Ajax autosuggest plugin has the usual functionality with a little extra flexibility: multiple instances, passing custom parameters, the id and the value are returned, keyboard-controlled, and a few others… Almost anything you need from an autosuggest plugin you can do with the built-in options!
11. jQuery TextExt Plugin
TextExt is a plugin for jQuery which is designed to provide functionality such as tag input and autocomplete.
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