jQueryUI Autocomplete widget: categories example: how do I customize the list?

Hi there,

I am using the jQueryUI autocomplete widget and I have started with the categories example and I need that for what I am doing.

However, I also need to be able to customize the list items and I do not know how to alter that example to do so.  

I would like to be able to add a second line under the main line item and style the contents of the second line.

Something like this:

andreas andresen
This is a description line in italic for the item
andreas johnson
This is a description line in italic for this item

I have this as a working example on jsFiddle - up to the point where I need to be able to alter the item output:

My jQueryUI Categories Sample
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Rikin ShahMicrosoft Dynamics CRM ConsultantCommented:

You need to replace the function _renderItem. It is located inside http://code.jquery.com/ui/1.11.4/jquery-ui.min.js file that you have used.

I have updated the original file and attached here. Updated function is given below.

_renderItem: function(t, i) {
    return e("<li>").text(i.label + <"br /><i>" + i.desc + "</i>").appendTo(t)

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