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Auto Complete Box in WPF Toolkit

Posted by Diptimaya Patra Articles | WPF March 04, 2010
In this article we will see how to use Auto Complete Box in WPF Toolkit.
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Introduction

As you know WPF Toolkit has the recent version in February 2010, it has some controls added in Preview Brand. One of them is AutoCompleteBox. In this article we will see how to use it.

Creating WPF Application Project

Fire up Visual Studio 2008 and Create a WPF Application and name the project as AutoCompleteBoxInWPFToolkitSample.

AutoCompleteFig1.gif

Now we will add the AutoCompleteBox to our application. You can add it two ways, as you have recently uninstalled previous version of Toolkit and installed the new version, there will be occurrences where VisualStudio will through you error like the component doesn't exist.

So you need to add the Namespace "System.Windows.Controls.Input.Toolkit"

AutoCompleteFig2.gif

You can add it easily in Expression Blend as the following figure displays.

AutoCompleteFig3.gif

Now we will have some sample data to bind to the AutoCompleteBox.

AutoCompleteFig4.gif

That's it. Run the application and type in AutoCompleteBox. You will have the suggested list in the drop down.

AutoCompleteFig5.gif

And more importantly the fade in and fade out effect is added to the AutoCompleteBox.

Hope this article helps.

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