What event is used for autocomplete in jQuery – Education Career Blog

What is the correct event to use with autocomplete-type functionality? I’m doing something similar to autocomplete and tried using the "keypress" event, however, when I go to get the text out of the input that fired the even, it only has the text before the event was fired. Should I be using a different event, or perhaps just append the new character onto the existing text?

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You want to use the keyup event to have the current value of the input.

Not the jQuery UI autocomplete does not do this, but for a different reason. It has a small delay between when they key is pressed and when a search occurs, so the value is populated by then. It’s actually using the keydown event for faster response to arrow keys and such.

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At keypress, nothing has been put in. Use the keyup event, and you’ll have the value after the key was pressed.

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better set an interval/timeout function on focus (remove it on blur) to:

  1. Check the number of char entered and change of content
  2. Perform the autocomplete query
  3. perfom auto completion

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