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Autosuggest

Text input with a panel of suggested options. Supports lazy loading and templating.

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Autosuggest is a text input with a panel of suggested options. When user change value of text input, panel with found options will be shown, so user can select one of the suggested options. Once user selected his option, it appears in text input.

Client-side implementation This is the server-side (Java) API for Vaadin Platform for the vcf-autosuggest component. Looking for the client-side version? It can be found here: https://vaadin.com/directory/component/vaadin-component-factoryvcf-autosuggest

Major pieces of development of this add-on has been sponsored by customers of Vaadin. Read more about Expert on Demand at: Support and Pricing

Sample code

        VerticalLayout col1 = new VerticalLayout(); first.add(col1);

        Autosuggest<String> autosuggest1 = new Autosuggest<>();
        col1.add(new Span("No customization"), autosuggest1);

        Autosuggest<String> autosuggest2 = new Autosuggest<>();
        autosuggest2.setShowClearButton(false);
        autosuggest2.setInputPrefix(new Button("€"));
        autosuggest2.setPlaceholder("Some placeholder ...");
        autosuggest2.setItems(generateItems());
        col1.add(new Span("Prefix + no clear button + placeholder"), autosuggest2);


        Autosuggest<String> autosuggest3 = new Autosuggest<>();
        autosuggest3.setInputSuffix(new Button("€"));
        autosuggest3.setItems(generateItems());
        col1.add(new Span("Suffix + clear button"), autosuggest3);

        Autosuggest<String> autosuggest4 = new Autosuggest<>(true);
        autosuggest4.setInputSuffix(new Span("€"));
        autosuggest4.setItems(generateItems());
        col1.add(new Span("Suffix + clear button, clear button placed close to the text"), autosuggest4);

        Autosuggest<String> autosuggest5 = new Autosuggest<>();
        autosuggest5.setPlaceholder("Label is up there");
        autosuggest5.setLabel("This is a label: *");
        autosuggest5.setItems(generateItems());
        autosuggest5.addCustomValueSubmitListener(enterKeyPressEvent -> {
            if(enterKeyPressEvent.getNumberOfAvailableOptions() != 1) {
                notification.setText(enterKeyPressEvent.getValue());
                notification.open();
            }
        });
        col1.add(new Span("Label (position 1) + placeholder + custom value event"), autosuggest5);

        Autosuggest<String> autosuggest6 = new Autosuggest<>();
        autosuggest6.setItems(generateItems());
        col1.add(new Span("With items (matching mode = STARTS_WITH)"), autosuggest6);

        Autosuggest<String> autosuggest7 = new Autosuggest<>();
        autosuggest7.setItems(generateItems());
        autosuggest7.setSearchMatchingMode(Autosuggest.SearchMatchingMode.CONTAINS);
        autosuggest7.setOpenDropdownOnClick(true);
        col1.add(new Span("With items (matching mode = CONTAINS) + openDropdownOnClick"), autosuggest7);

        Autosuggest<String> autosuggest8 = new Autosuggest<>();
        autosuggest8.setItems(generateItems());
        autosuggest8.setOpenDropdownOnClick(true);
        autosuggest8.setReadOnly(true);
        autosuggest8.setValue("Avocado");
        col1.add(new Span("With items + readonly"), autosuggest8);
        VerticalLayout col2 = new VerticalLayout(); first.add(col2);

        Autosuggest<String> autosuggest9 = new Autosuggest<>();
        autosuggest9.setItems(generateItems());
        autosuggest9.setOpenDropdownOnClick(true);
        autosuggest9.setLimit(1);
        col2.add(new Span("Limit = 1"), autosuggest9);


        Span inputValue10 = new Span("Current input: ");
        Span selectionValue10 = new Span("Selection: ");
        inputValue10.getElement().getStyle().set("font-size", "12px");
        selectionValue10.getElement().getStyle().set("font-size", "12px");
        Autosuggest<String> autosuggest10 = new Autosuggest<>();
        autosuggest10.setItems(generateItems());

        autosuggest10.addEagerInputChangeListener(event -> {
            inputValue10.setText("Current input: " + autosuggest10.getInputValue());
        });

        autosuggest10.addValueChangeListener(event -> {
            selectionValue10.setText("Selection: " + event.getValue());
        });

        autosuggest10.addValueClearListener(event -> {
            selectionValue10.setText("Selection: " + "");
        });

        autosuggest10.setPlaceholder("Search ...");
        autosuggest10.setThemeName("my-autosuggest");

        VerticalLayout vl10 = new VerticalLayout(inputValue10, selectionValue10, autosuggest10);
        vl10.setPadding(false); vl10.setSpacing(false); vl10.setMargin(false);
        col2.add(new Span("Change listeners"), vl10);

        Autosuggest<String> autosuggest11 = new Autosuggest<>();
        autosuggest11.setItems(generateItems());
        autosuggest11.setCaseSensitive(true);
        col2.add(new Span("Case sensitive"), autosuggest11);

        Autosuggest<String> autosuggest12 = new Autosuggest<>();
        //autosuggest12.setItems(generateItems());
        autosuggest12.setLazy(true);
//        autosuggest12.setLoading(true);
        autosuggest12.setOpenDropdownOnClick(true);
        autosuggest12.setComponentToDropdownEndSlot(new HorizontalLayout(new Button("Custom!")));
        col2.add(new Span("Loading + dropdownEndSlot"), autosuggest12);

        Span inputValue13 = new Span("Current input (lazy) [kw=lazy,avocado]: ");
        Span selectionValue13 = new Span("Selection: ");
        inputValue13.getElement().getStyle().set("font-size", "12px");
        selectionValue13.getElement().getStyle().set("font-size", "12px");
        Autosuggest<String> autosuggest13 = new Autosuggest<>();
        autosuggest13.setItems(generateItems());
        autosuggest13.setLazy(true);
        autosuggest13.addInputChangeListener(event -> {
            inputValue13.setText("Current input (lazy) [kw=lazy,avocado]: " + autosuggest13.getInputValue());
        });
        autosuggest13.addLazyDataRequestListener(event -> {
            autosuggest13.setItems(Arrays.asList(new String[]{ "lazy avocado 1", "lazy avocado 2", "avocado lazy 3" }));
        });

        autosuggest13.addValueChangeListener(event -> {
            selectionValue13.setText("Selection: " + event.getValue());
        });

        autosuggest13.addValueClearListener(event -> {
            selectionValue13.setText("Selection: " + "");
        });

        autosuggest13.setPlaceholder("Search ...");
        autosuggest13.setThemeName("my-autosuggest");

        VerticalLayout vl13 = new VerticalLayout(inputValue13, selectionValue13, autosuggest13);
        vl13.setPadding(false); vl13.setSpacing(false); vl13.setMargin(false);
        col2.add(new Span("Lazy"), vl13);

        Autosuggest<String> autosuggest14 = new Autosuggest<>();
        autosuggest14.setItems(generateItems());
        autosuggest14.setCustomizeItemsForWhenValueIsNull(true);
        autosuggest14.setOpenDropdownOnClick(true);
        autosuggest14.setItemsForWhenValueIsNull(Arrays.asList(new String[] {"different", "list", "this", "one"}));
        col2.add(new Span("Initial suggestions (for when input is empty)"), autosuggest14);

        Autosuggest<String> autosuggest15 = new Autosuggest<>(5);
        autosuggest15.setItems(generateItems());
        autosuggest15.setOpenDropdownOnClick(true);
        autosuggest15.setComponentToDropdownEndSlot(new HorizontalLayout(new Button("Custom!")));
        //autosuggest15.setDefaultOption("key", "Default!", "Default! + uselessSearchStr");
        autosuggest15.setDefaultOption("", "Default!", "Default! + uselessSearchStr");
        autosuggest15.setSearchMatchingMode(Autosuggest.SearchMatchingMode.CONTAINS);
        col2.add(new Span("Dropdown end slot + default value"), autosuggest15);

        Autosuggest<Fruit> autosuggest23 = new Autosuggest<>();
        autosuggest23.setItems(generateItemsMap());
        autosuggest23.setOpenDropdownOnClick(true);
        autosuggest23.setLabelGenerator(item -> item.getName().toLowerCase(Locale.ROOT));
        autosuggest23.setSearchStringGenerator(item -> "fwc " + item.getName());
        autosuggest23.setOptionTemplate("<button class=\"aaa\" style=\"color:blue;\">${option.label} ${option.optId}</button>");
        col2.add(new Span("Objects + template provider + customSearch (fwc xxxxx)"), autosuggest23);
        VerticalLayout col3 = new VerticalLayout(); first.add(col3);

        Autosuggest<String> autosuggest16 = new Autosuggest<>();
        List<String> items16 = generateItems().stream().collect(Collectors.toList());
        items16.add("This is a very long item and the dropdown should grow to show it");
        autosuggest16.setItems(items16);
        autosuggest16.setOpenDropdownOnClick(true);
        col3.add(new Span("Very long option"), autosuggest16);

        Autosuggest<String> autosuggest17 = new Autosuggest<>();
        autosuggest17.setItems(generateItems());
        autosuggest17.setOpenDropdownOnClick(true);
        autosuggest17.getTextField().setWidth("400px");
        col3.add(new Span("Custom text field width"), autosuggest17);

        Span inputValue18 = new Span("Current input (lazy) [kw=lazy,avocado], lambda + minimumLengthForLazyReq=3: ");
        Span selectionValue18 = new Span("Selection: ");
        inputValue18.getElement().getStyle().set("font-size", "12px");
        selectionValue18.getElement().getStyle().set("font-size", "12px");
        Autosuggest<String> autosuggest18 = new Autosuggest<>();
        //autosuggest18.setItems(generateItems());
        autosuggest18.setMinimumInputLengthToPerformLazyQuery(3);
        autosuggest18.setLazy(true);
        autosuggest18.setLazyProviderSimple(inputValue -> {
            try { Thread.sleep(4000); } catch (InterruptedException e) { e.printStackTrace(); }
            return Arrays.asList(new String[]{ "lazy avocado 1", "lazy avocado 2", "avocado lazy 3" });
        });
        autosuggest18.addInputChangeListener(event -> {
            inputValue18.setText("Current input (lazy) [kw=lazy,avocado], lambda: " + autosuggest18.getInputValue());
        });

        autosuggest18.addValueChangeListener(event -> {
            selectionValue18.setText("Selection: " + event.getValue());
        });

        autosuggest18.addValueClearListener(event -> {
            selectionValue18.setText("Selection: " + "");
        });

        autosuggest18.setPlaceholder("Search ...");
        autosuggest18.setThemeName("my-autosuggest");

        VerticalLayout vl18 = new VerticalLayout(inputValue18, selectionValue18, autosuggest18);
        vl18.setPadding(false); vl18.setSpacing(false); vl18.setMargin(false);
        col3.add(new Span("Lazy, lambda"), vl18);

        Autosuggest<Fruit> autosuggest19 = new Autosuggest<>();
        autosuggest19.setItems(generateItemsMap());
        autosuggest19.setOpenDropdownOnClick(true);
        col3.add(new Span("Objects"), autosuggest19);

        Autosuggest<Fruit> autosuggest20 = new Autosuggest<>();
        autosuggest20.setItems(generateItemsMap());
        autosuggest20.setOpenDropdownOnClick(true);
        autosuggest20.setLabelGenerator(item -> item.getName().toLowerCase(Locale.ROOT));
        col3.add(new Span("Objects + label generator"), autosuggest20);

        Autosuggest<Fruit> autosuggest21 = new Autosuggest<>();
        autosuggest21.setItems(generateItemsMap());
        autosuggest21.setOpenDropdownOnClick(true);
        autosuggest21.setLabelGenerator(item -> item.getName().toLowerCase(Locale.ROOT));
        autosuggest21.setSearchStringGenerator(item -> "fwc " + item.getName());
        col3.add(new Span("Objects + label generator + customSearch (fwc xxxxx)"), autosuggest21);

        Autosuggest<Fruit> autosuggest22 = new Autosuggest<>();
        autosuggest22.setItems(generateItemsMap());
        autosuggest22.setOpenDropdownOnClick(true);
        autosuggest22.setItemsForWhenValueIsNull(generateItems1());
        autosuggest22.setLabelGenerator(item -> item.getName().toLowerCase(Locale.ROOT));
        autosuggest22.setItems(generateItems1());
        autosuggest22.setLazy(true);
        autosuggest22.setLazyProviderSimple(inputValue -> {
            if(inputValue.trim().length()==0) return Arrays.asList(new Fruit[]{});
            try { Thread.sleep(4000); } catch (InterruptedException e) { e.printStackTrace(); }
            return Arrays.asList(new Fruit[]{ new Fruit("lazy avocado 1"), new Fruit("lazy avocado 2"), new Fruit("avocado lazy 3" )});
        });

        col3.add(new Span("Objects + lazy + different values for input=null"), autosuggest22);

        Autosuggest<Fruit> autosuggest24 = new Autosuggest<>();
        autosuggest24.setItems(generateItemsMap());
        autosuggest24.setOpenDropdownOnClick(true);
        autosuggest24.setLabelGenerator(item -> item.getName().toLowerCase(Locale.ROOT));
        autosuggest24.setOptionTemplate("<button class=\"aaa\">${option.label}</button>");
        col3.add(new Span("Objects + template provider"), autosuggest24);
        VerticalLayout second = new VerticalLayout(); add(second);
        second.setWidthFull();

        second.add(new Span("TEST EXAMPLE 1 [daniel, john, craig, linda]"));

        Text iTxt = new Text("");
        Text cpTxt = new Text("");

        class Person implements Serializable {
            String name;
            double height;
            String address;

            @Override
            public String toString() {
                return this.name;
            }

            Person(String n, double h, String a) {
                this.name = n;
                this.height = h;
                this.address = a;
            }
        }

        Autosuggest<Person> field = new Autosuggest<>();

        field.setItems(Arrays.asList(new Person[]{
                new Person("daniel", 1.67, "St. John Str"),
                new Person("john", 1.81, "Peace Av."),
                new Person("craig", 1.77, "Uphill Rd."),
                new Person("linda", 1.74, "Central Av."),
        }));

        second.add(new HorizontalLayout(new Label("Input val (triggered by event, retrieved from component): "), iTxt));
        second.add(new HorizontalLayout(new Label("Selection value (triggered by event, retrieved from component): "), cpTxt));
        second.add(field);

        field.addEagerInputChangeListener(e -> {
            int x = 35;
        });

        field.addInputChangeListener(e -> {
            iTxt.setText(field.getInputValue());
        });

        field.addValueChangeListener(e -> {
            Person x = field.getValue();
            cpTxt.setText(x == null ? "" : x.address);
        });

        class PersonH extends Person implements Serializable {
            @Override
            public String toString() {
                return String.format("%d", this.hashCode());
            }

            PersonH(String n, double h, String a) {
                super(n, h, a);
            }

            public String getName() {
                return this.name;
            }
        }

        second.add(new Span("TEST EXAMPLE 2 [john, john, john, john]"));
        Text cpTxt2 = new Text("");
        Autosuggest<PersonH> field2 = new Autosuggest<>();
        field2.setItems(Arrays.asList(new PersonH[]{
                new PersonH("john", 1.67, "St. John Str"),
                new PersonH("john", 1.81, "Peace Av."),
                new PersonH("john", 1.77, "Uphill Rd."),
                new PersonH("john", 1.74, "Central Av."),
        }));
        field2.addValueChangeListener(e -> {
            Person x = field2.getValue();
            cpTxt2.setText(x == null ? "" : x.address);
        });
        field2.setLabelGenerator(PersonH::getName);
        field2.setSearchStringGenerator(item -> item.getName().toLowerCase(Locale.ROOT));
        field2.setOpenDropdownOnClick(true);

        second.add(new HorizontalLayout(new Label("Selection value (triggered by event, retrieved from component): "), cpTxt2));
        second.add(field2);

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Version

Added v23 compatibility

Released
2022-03-21
Maturity
EXPERIMENTAL
License
Apache License 2.0

Compatibility

Framework
Vaadin 23
Vaadin 14 in 1.0.5
Browser
Firefox
Opera
Safari
Google Chrome
iOS Browser
Android Browser
Windows Phone
Microsoft Edge

Autosuggest - Vaadin Add-on Directory

Text input with a panel of suggested options. Supports lazy loading and templating. Autosuggest - Vaadin Add-on Directory
Autosuggest is a text input with a panel of suggested options. When user change value of text input, panel with found options will be shown, so user can select one of the suggested options. Once user selected his option, it appears in text input. Client-side implementation This is the server-side (Java) API for Vaadin Platform for the vcf-autosuggest component. Looking for the client-side version? It can be found here: https://vaadin.com/directory/component/vaadin-component-factoryvcf-autosuggest ### Sponsored development Major pieces of development of this add-on has been sponsored by customers of Vaadin. Read more about Expert on Demand at: [Support](https://vaadin.com/support) and [Pricing](https://vaadin.com/pricing)
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