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ASP.NET Jquery Autocomplete

Posted by  Jayden Bell
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I have an ASP.NET webforms application and trying to implement jQuery autocomplate on a text box. The server code is getting called, but nothing is displayed. I've replaced the call to the web service and added some static text and that gets displayed OK. Can anyone see what the issue is?

The server side code is here:

    public string[] ReturnPostcodes(string term)
        PostcodeService postcodes = new PostcodeService();
        var results = postcodes.ReturnPostcodes().Where(p => p.Postcode.StartsWith(term.ToUpper())).Select(p => p.Postcode).Take(20).ToArray();
        return results;
The HTML is here:
        <td>Mobile Telephone:</td>
        <td><asp:TextBox runat="server" ID="txtPostcode"></asp:TextBox></td>
The jquery is here:
$(document).ready(function () {
        $('#ctl00_ctl00_mainContent_mainContent_txtPostcode').each(function () {
                 source: '/Postcodes.asmx/ReturnPostcodes'

  1. Re: ASP.NET Jquery Autocomplete

    Hi jayden, 

    try this:
    <script type="text/javascript">
            $(function () {
                var lastXhr, cache = {};
                $('#<%=Search.ClientID %>').autocomplete({
                    source: function (request, response) {
                        var term = request.term;
                        if(term in cache) {
                        lastXhr = $.ajax({
                            type: "POST",
                            data: "{ \"term\": \"" + request.term +"\" }",
                            contentType: "application/json; charset=utf-8",
                            dataType: "json",
                            success: function (data, status, xhr) {
                                cache[term] = data.d;
                                if (xhr === lastXhr) {

      Modified On Apr-05-2018 03:48:11 AM