var autocomplete = $("autocomplete").data("kendoAutoComplete");
Once you have a variable reference to the AutoComplete widget, you will be able to call the API methods and manipulate it through code as you wish. These are the API methods available on the AutoComplete widget.
close() method closes the drop-down list on the AutoComplete widget.
// get a reference to the autocomplete widget var autocomplete = $("autocomplete").data("kendoAutoComplete"); autocomplete.close();
method returns the data record at the specified index. This
dataItem object ...