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Type-Ahead Dropdown in HTML

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Hi Experts,

In HTML, is it possible to have drop down controls with type-ahead capabilities, like in MS Access?

For example, say I have 100 names in a <select> drop down, and when you start typing "Al" it suggests "Alex", "J" suggests "Jane", "Jo" goes to "John", etc...

However, entries not in the list should not be accepted.


Thanks.
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You can do this rather easily with a javscript. Here are a
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You can do this rather easily with a javascript / jquery. Here are a few plug-ins. http://www.sitepoint.com/10-ajaxjquery-autocomplete-tutorial-examples/
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Anyone in particular you have used that offers drop down and type ahead and restrictive to only its options?
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Give me a few I'll get you an example I used.
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I composed a small customizable example for you. I have attached it to this comment.

searchable-dropdown.zip
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by:Rob Jurd, EE MVE
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https://github.com/twitter/typeahead.js is one I've used a lot lately and it does exactly what you're after with type-ahead and limiting results in the dropdown.
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Thank You!!!
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