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
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
can add it easily in Expression Blend as the following figure
we will have some sample data to bind to the AutoCompleteBox.
public partial class Window1 : Window
List nameList = new List
"Albert Fernando", "Antonio Banderas", "Alex Mohane",
"Barabara Moore", "Brad Pit", "Brenden Fraser",
"Cameron Diaz", "Catherina Biel", "Christopher Ben",
"Dan Gupta", "Diptimaya Patra", "Dhananjay Kumar",
"Elizabeth Hurley", "Elisa Cuthbert", "Emma Bunton"
acbName.ItemsSource = nameList;
it. Run the application and type in AutoCompleteBox. You will have the suggested
list in the drop down.
more importantly the fade in and fade out effect is added to the
You can also download the sample project used the above example.
Hope this article helps.