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PrimeFaces Cookbook - Second Edition by Oleg Varaksin, Mert Çalışkan

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Auto suggestion with autoComplete

The autoComplete component provides suggestions while you type into the input field. This enables users to quickly find and select from the list of looked-up values as they type, which leverages the searching and filtering abilities.

How to do it…

For simple usage of the autoComplete component, all we need to do is to define the complete method that will be invoked with the user input, as follows:

<p:autoComplete id="simple" value="#{autoCompleteBean.txt1}"
  completeMethod="#{autoCompleteBean.complete}" />

This will be rendered as shown in the following screenshot:

How to do it…

As the user types characters into the input text (as ...

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