Wednesday, June 11, 2008

AutoComplete Extender dropping leading zeroes from the values in the result set

The autocomplete extender in the AJAX Control Toolkit drops off the leading zeroes from the values in the returned result set. This appears to be a known bug in the Autocomplete Extender.

To rectify this problem, add single quotes to the value before adding it to the list either in your Web Method or Page Method that the AutoComplete Extender uses to load the results

In your web method or page method do the following.

resultList.Add("'"+result+"'"); //Single quotes are need as a work around for a known bug in autocomplete extender. Leading zeroes are dropped without quotes.

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