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How to create autocomplete textbox with database in asp.net c#?

How to create autocomplete textbox with database in asp.net c#?, someone asked me to explain?

In this article we will discuss to create autocomplete textbox using webmethod in asp.net c# application. It provides suggestion in a dropdown menu while the user enters text into the field. Please change the database connection string to connect your database.

We will be using UserLogin table

Step 1: Create a table using the following script with data:

Click the button it will show a popup you can copy the script data.


Step 2: Create a webform as AutoComplete.aspx and copy and paste the following code.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="AutoComplete.aspx.cs" Inherits="AutoComplete" %>
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>AutoComplete Box with jQuery</title>
    <link href="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.8.1/themes/base/jquery-ui.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.8.1/jquery-ui.min.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
       $(document).ready(function () {
               source: function (request, response) {
                       type: "POST",
                       contentType: "application/json;charset=utf-8",
                       url: "AutoComplete.aspx/GetAutoCompleteData",
                       data: "{'username':'" + document.getElementById('txtSearch').value + "'}",
                       dataType: "json",
                       success: function (data) {
                       error: function (result) {
   <form id="form1" runat="server">
        <div class="ui-widget">
            <label>Enter UserName: </label>
            <asp:TextBox runat="server" ID="txtSearch" CssClass="autosuggest"></asp:TextBox>

Step 3: Code behind AutoComplete.aspx.cs copy and paste the following code.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Data.SqlClient;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Services;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
public partial class AutoComplete : System.Web.UI.Page
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    public static List<string> GetAutoCompleteData(stringusername)
        List<string>result = new List<string>();
        using (SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection("Data Source=yourserver;IntegratedSecurity=true;Initial Catalog=yourdatabase;User Id=youruserId;Password=yourpassword"))
            using (SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand("select DISTINCT Name from UserLogin where NameLIKE '%'+@SearchText+'%'", con))
               cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@SearchText", username);
                SqlDataReader dr = cmd.ExecuteReader();
                while (dr.Read())
                return result;


autocomplete in asp.net

And also refer previous tutorial, how to create Datalist autocomplete from database here 

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