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AJAX AutoComplete with XML file


try this example to use AJAX AutoComplete with XML file

Step1 :- Craete new AJAX Website

Step2 :- Add XML file called “countries.xml”

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
  <Item>United States of America</Item>

Step3 :- Add new Webservice with the following code

using System;
using System.Web;
using System.Collections;
using System.Web.Services;
using System.Web.Services.Protocols;
using System.Web.Script.Services;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Xml;
using System.Data.SqlClient;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Data;

/// <summary>
/// Summary description for WebService
/// </summary>
[WebService(Namespace = "<a href="http://tempuri.org/">http://tempuri.org/</a>")]
[WebServiceBinding(ConformsTo = WsiProfiles.BasicProfile1_1)]

public class WebService : System.Web.Services.WebService
    public string[] GetItemsList(string prefixText, int count)
        List<string> suggestions = new List<string>();
        using (XmlTextReader reader = new XmlTextReader(HttpContext.Current.Server.MapPath("~/Countries.xml")))
            while (reader.Read())
                if (reader.NodeType == XmlNodeType.Element && reader.Name == "Item")
                    string itemName = reader.ReadInnerXml();
                    if (itemName.StartsWith(prefixText,StringComparison.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase))

                        if (suggestions.Count == count) break;
        return suggestions.ToArray();

Step4 :- Add new web page and drag Script Manager , TextBox , and AJAX Autocomplete controls on the page

  <asp:ScriptManager ID="ScriptManager1" runat="server">
        <br />
        Select Country :-<asp:TextBox ID="txt_Items" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>
        <cc1:AutoCompleteExtender ID="AutoCompleteExtender1" runat="server" TargetControlID="txt_Items"
        ServiceMethod="GetItemsList" MinimumPrefixLength="1" CompletionSetCount="10" EnableCaching="true"

Hope this helps

Good Luck.

Categories: AJAX, ASP.Net
  1. varun
    October 27, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Its woking nice.But the problem is the already selected data is repeating for the second time also.
    Any solution for that problem?

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