Dynamic AutoComplete Tool Integration Features
Dynamic AutoComplete Tool exposes the FormManager
that provides autocompletion capabilities to the supported TextBox,
ComboBox, TreeView, ListView and DataGrid controls
(and their descendants).
Integrating the component with an application is done in three easy steps:
Click here to see a live demonstration of the process.
- Add the FormManager component to the Visual Studio .NET Toolbox. (This is done
only once after the component has been installed.)
- Place the FormManager component onto a Form (or an UserControl).
- Optionally, customize the AutoComplete-related properties for individual controls.
The FormManager component is implemented as an extender provider in that it
extends the set of properties exposed by the standard controls with the following
Enables or disables autocompletion for the individual control.
Controls the autocompletion user interface; for example if auto-suggest or auto-append
user interface modes should be used.
Specifies where the user-entered autocomplete strings should be stored. All controls with
the same Namespace property value share the same set of autocomplete strings.
Specifies the source of strings to be used as entries for the autocompletion list for the control.
Dynamic AutoComplete Tool supports the
automatically stores and retrieves user-entered strings in a control:
Other supported string sources include file system string source, user's
history and MRU (Most Recently Used) files and URLs, or any other valid .NET data source, such as
DataView or a custom
These AutoComplete properties are edited as any other properties in the VS.NET Property
Window. Dynamic AutoComplete Tool provides a designer and type editors for
easy customization of the properties.
Click here to see how the AutoComplete properties are customized
from within the Windows Form Designer.