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how to use autocomplete in jsf

 
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i have problem with autocomplete using jsf + java script, so i want to get information about alternative way,
here we come
maybe your familiar with this tag
<h:inputText id="auto">

in <h:inputText> we can using autocomplete, so the code will be like this
<h:inputText id="auto" autocomplete="">
my question is, how we can use autocomplete in <h:inputText> tag??
please help me to solve this problem, cause i need autocomplete very muchhh
thhxxxx
 
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allright, i've found my self the way
ok,let'sshage with you.

first, make jsp file for input data, we can call it, 'inputdata.jsp'
.....
<h:inputText id="auto" value=" "
onkeyup="lookup(this.value,'');"
styleClass="inputString">
<div class="suggestionsBox" id="suggestions" style="display: none;">
<div class="suggestionList" id="autoSuggestionsList">
</div>
</div>
</h:inputText>
.....

make jsp file for search data by value from input data, we can call it, 'find.jsp'
<%@page contentType="text/html" pageEncoding="UTF-8"%>
<%@page language="java" import="java.util.*, java.lang.*"%>
<%
String id = request.getParameter("queryString");
String q = request.getParameter("id");
response.setContentType("text/html");
response.setHeader("Cache-Control","no-cache");
try {
String user;
List<String> result = new ArrayList<String>(5);
result.add("Yadi");
result.add("Andi");
result.add("Herlina");
result.add("Wulan");
// untuk pengembangan, isi list akan mengambil dari database
// for real development, list value is come from database which parameter is come from inputdata.jsp
Iterator<String> i = result.listIterator();
while(i.hasNext()){
user = i.next();
out.println("<li onClick=\"fill('"+user+"');\">"+user+"  </li>\n");
}
}
catch(Exception e){
response.getWriter().println(e);
}
%>

this for the JS, don't forget to include this js in inputdata.jsp
function lookup(inputString,id) {

if(inputString.length == 0) {

$('#suggestions').hide();

} else {

$.post("find.jsp?", {queryString: ""+inputString+"",id:""+id+""}, function(data){

if(data.length >0) {

$('#suggestions').show();

$('#autoSuggestionsList').html(data);

}

});

}

}
function fill(thisValue) {

$('.inputString').val(thisValue);

setTimeout("$('#suggestions').hide();", 5);

}

this for autocomplete css, don't forget to include this css in inputdata.jsp
.autocomplete_list * {
font: 13px "Myriad Pro", "Lucida Grande", "Lucida Sans Unicode", Arial, Verdana, sans-serif;
}

.autocomplete_list {
background: #FEFEFE;
display: block;
border: 1px solid #7C7C7C;
text-align: left; z-index: 200;
}

.autocomplete_list, .autocomplete_list ol, .autocomplete_list li {
list-style-type: none;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
}

.autocomplete_list li {
margin: 0;
text-align: left;
cursor: pointer;
padding: .3em .5em;
border: none;
}

.autocomplete_list .current_item {
background: #B4D5FE;
color: black;
}

.autocomplete_list li {
color: #303030;
}

.autocomplete_list span {
color: #111; float: right; padding-left: 2em;
}

.autocomplete_icon {
background-image: url(/../images/autocomplete.gif);
cursor: pointer;
cursor: hand;
}
 
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Actually, I just use the RichFaces SuggestionBox control

Should be at http://livedemo.exadel.com/richfaces-demo/richfaces/suggestionbox.jsf . Unfortunately, their server seems to be down this morning.
 
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This is a good answer but there are many few corrections required to make it work:
1. 'inputdata.jsp' is supposed to be 'inputdata.jsf' rather
2. 'inputdata.jsf' should contain this rather:
.......................
<h:inputText id="auto" value="" onkeyup="lookup(this.value,'');" styleClass="inputString" />
<div class="autocomplete_list" id="suggestions" style="display: none;">
      <div class="suggestionList" id="autoSuggestionsList"></div>
</div>
......................
3. As seen above, the class 'suggestionsBox' has be changed to 'autocomplete_list', and thats how it should be
4. css for 'autocomplete_list' should also be:
.autocomplete_list {
 background:#FEFEFE;
 display:block;
 position:absolute;
 border:1px solid #7C7C7C;
 text-align:left;
 box-shadow:2px 2px 3px #aaaaaa;
 overflow:hidden;
 border-radius:0 0 8px 8px;
 z-index:200;
}
5. In the 'find.jsp' file, this is how the parameters should be retrieved and used:
..............................
String q = request.getParameter("queryString");
String id = request.getParameter("id");
..............................
6. 'find.jsp' should be in the same folder as 'inputdata.jsf'
 
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Actually, I would not trust anything in this thread. At this point it's almost all either wrong or obsolete.

A JSF template 11 years ago would still be possible as a JSP file. However, in JSF 2.2, templates were no longer JSPs, but Facelets xhtml files.

The best way to get auto-completion these days is to use an extended tag library and there are quite a few of them.
 
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