mpen mpen - 4 months ago 12
jQuery Question

How to get jQuery Autocomplete to pop up on field focus?


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jQuery autocomplete UI- I'd like it to start the search onfocus without the user having to type anything




jQuery UI Autocomplete

I want the options to appear as soon as my input is focused. Is there a setting for that? I tried setting minLength to 0, but it doesn't work... it still waits for a keypress.

Answer
$("#yourField").bind('focus', function(){ $(this).autocomplete("search"); } );

Here a jsfiddle: http://jsfiddle.net/fpHf4/2/ Updated one (for IE): http://jsfiddle.net/q9ERL/4/

As enlighted by @HoldOffHunger you must also set minLength to 0