Helping the user with autosuggestions

Autosuggestions are a great way to enhance user experience. The typical use case is where, whenever a user enters some text into a text field, a list of suggested words is displayed.

Note

If you have not already done so, sign up for the Bing Autosuggest API at https://portal.azure.com.

Adding autosuggest to the user interface

As textboxes in WPF do not contain any autosuggestion features, we need to add some on our own. We are going to use a third-party package, so install the WPFTextBoxAutoComplete package through the NuGet package manager, in our example project.

In the MainView.xaml file, add the following attribute to the starting Window tag:

 xmlns:behaviors="clr-namespace: WPFTextBoxAutoComplete;assembly=WPFTextBoxAutoComplete" ...

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