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Need a textbox which can take multicolored text and supports auto complete featute


I need a text box control which can accept multi colored texts and can also support auto complete feature. I took a look at the richtextbox control which takes multi-colored text but it has no support for auto complete feature.

I also searched for any relevant control in infragistics and syncfusion but no help !

Has anybody ever designed such a text box?

I dont have much time so can't go for writing a customized text box for myself.

Any help will be great!

Aug 26 '08 #1
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As far as i know, no such control exists.
You would have to have some code...
Creating an auto complete function is not that hard, you need a list of possible words and then a basic algorithm will do the trick.
It really isn't too much work, maybe a day at most to build the control, the hardest part would be deciding how to implement the auto complete on a UI level. If you want something like the VS intillesense, it will be a lot of work. Something more basic like the single posibility auto complete of of a word processor is a lot more simple.

That is as much as i know on the topic, maybe someone else has a better suggestion...
Aug 26 '08 #2
Curtis Rutland
3,256 Expert 2GB
Cloud, that's a good suggestion, since we can't just hand out code anyway.
Aug 26 '08 #3
Why not use a standard text box control and set the attributes for colours in the property box.

For an autocomplete solution you should try the AJAX control toolkits autocompleteextender, there is also a helpful video to show how this can be done:

Aug 26 '08 #4

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