jquery autocomplete dropdown – Example Display AutoComplete Drop down List on Focus using jQuery

jquery autocomplete dropdown – Display AutoComplete Drop down List on Focus using jQuery – The AutoComplete() capacity is appended with the textbox control. The custom autocomplete dropdown list is very useful when you want to maintain the design with webpage layout.

jquery autocomplete dropdown – Implement jQuery AutoComplete DropDown (ComboBox)

Show dropdownlist with JQuery Autocomplete suggestions. The AutoComplete() function is attached with the textbox control.

.focus(function() {$(this).autocomplete("search", "");})

Source for the HTML page

How to create a dropdown in jQuery using autocomplete and force selection from list?

    <title>jQuery Drop Down using AutoComplete and minLength of 0 - www.pakainfo.com</title>
    <link href="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.8/themes/base/jquery-ui.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
    <STYLE TYPE="text/css" media="all">
        .ui-autocomplete { 
            position: absolute; 
            cursor: default; 
            height: 150px; 
            overflow-y: scroll; 
            overflow-x: hidden;
    <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.2/jquery.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.8/jquery-ui.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="main.js"></script>
    <form id="jQueryAutocomplete">
            <legend>jQuery create Drop down using autocomplete</legend>
                    <label for="autoSuggestPakainfoSearch">Just click to see:</label>
                    <input id="autoSuggestPakainfoSearch" type="text" name="autoSuggestPakainfoSearch" />

Source for the JavaScript file using jQuery


$(document).ready(function() {
    var source = ['pakainfo', 'w3school', 'infinityknow', 'w3diy', 'laravel', 'jquery', 'tamilrokers', 'movie'];
        minLength: 0,
        source: source,
        autoFocus: true,
        scroll: true,
    }).focus(function() {
        $(this).autocomplete("search", "");
    }).live("blur", function(event) {
        var autocomplete = $(this).data("autocomplete");
        var matcher = new RegExp("^" + $.ui.autocomplete.escapeRegex($(this).val()) + "$", "i");
        autocomplete.widget().children(".ui-menu-item").each(function() {

            var item = $(this).data("item.autocomplete");
            if (matcher.test(item.label || item.value || item)) {

                autocomplete.selectedItem = item;

        if (autocomplete.selectedItem) {
            autocomplete._trigger("select", event, {
                item: autocomplete.selectedItem
        //there was no match, clear the input
        } else {

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jQuery UI Autocomplete with Images and Custom HTML in PHP

Create Database Table

CREATE TABLE `members` (
 `member_nm` varchar(25) COLLATE utf8_unicode_ci NOT NULL,
 `profile` varchar(25) COLLATE utf8_unicode_ci NOT NULL,
 `image` varchar(150) COLLATE utf8_unicode_ci NOT NULL,
 `created` datetime NOT NULL,
 `updated_at` datetime NOT NULL,
 `status` tinyint(1) NOT NULL DEFAULT '1' COMMENT '1=Active | 0=Inactive',
) ENGINE=InnoDB DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8 COLLATE=utf8_unicode_ci;

Autocomplete Textbox – JavaScript Code:

<script src="jquery-ui/jquery/jquery.min.js"></script>

<link rel="stylesheet" href="jquery-ui/jquery-ui.css">
<script src="jquery-ui/jquery-ui.js"></script>

        source: "getmembers.php",
        minLength: 1,
        select: function(event, ui) {
    }).data("ui-autocomplete")._renderItem = function( ul, item ) {
    return $( "<li class='ui-autocomplete-row'></li>" )
        .data( "item.autocomplete", item )
        .append( item.label )
        .appendTo( ul );

HTML Code:

<input id="userQuery" placeholder="Enter member name..." autocomplete="off">
<input type="hidden" id="memberID" name="memberID" value=""/>

Database Configuration (dbConfig.php)

$dbHost     = "localhost";
$dbUsername = "amihkj78";
$dbPassword = "D4d#$djd8544";
$dbName     = "pakainfo_v1";

$db = new mysqli($dbHost, $dbUsername, $dbPassword, $dbName);

if ($db->connect_error) {
    die("Connection failed: " . $db->connect_error);

Autocomplete Data with Images and Custom HTML (getmembers.php)

require_once 'dbConfig.php';
$searchTerm = $_GET['term'];

$query = "SELECT id, member_nm, profile, image FROM members WHERE (member_nm LIKE '%".$searchTerm."%' OR profile LIKE '%".$searchTerm."%') AND status = '1' ORDER BY member_nm ASC";
$result = $db->query($query);

$memberData = array();
if($result->num_rows > 0){
    while($row = $result->fetch_assoc()){
        $name = $row['member_nm'].' '.$row['profile'];
        $data['id']    = $row['id'];
        $data['value'] = $name;
        $data['label'] = '
        <a href="javascript:void(0);">
            <img src="images/members/'.$row['image'].'" width="50" height="50"/>
        array_push($memberData, $data);

echo json_encode($memberData);

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