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ToolStripTextBox.AutoCompleteSource Property

Gets or sets a value specifying the source of complete strings used for automatic completion.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

[BrowsableAttribute(true)]
public AutoCompleteSource AutoCompleteSource { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.AutoCompleteSource
One of the AutoCompleteSource values. The default is None.

Use the AutoCompleteCustomSource, AutoCompleteMode, and AutoCompleteSource properties to create a ToolStripTextBox that automatically completes input strings by comparing the prefix being entered to the prefixes of all strings in a maintained source. This is useful for ToolStripTextBox controls in which URLs, addresses, file names, or commands will be frequently entered.

The use of the AutoCompleteCustomSource property is optional, but you must set the AutoCompleteSource property to CustomSource in order to use AutoCompleteCustomSource.

You must use the AutoCompleteMode and AutoCompleteSource properties together.

The following code example demonstrates the syntax for setting various ToolStripTextBox common property settings, including the AutoCompleteSource property .


// This code example demonstrates the syntax for setting
// various ToolStripTextBox properties.
// 
toolStripTextBox1.AcceptsReturn = true;
toolStripTextBox1.AcceptsTab = true;
toolStripTextBox1.AutoCompleteCustomSource.AddRange(new string[] {
"This is line one.",
"Second line.",
"Another line."});
toolStripTextBox1.AutoCompleteMode = System.Windows.Forms.AutoCompleteMode.SuggestAppend;
toolStripTextBox1.AutoCompleteSource = System.Windows.Forms.AutoCompleteSource.CustomSource;
toolStripTextBox1.BorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.BorderStyle.FixedSingle;
toolStripTextBox1.CharacterCasing = System.Windows.Forms.CharacterCasing.Upper;
toolStripTextBox1.HideSelection = false;
toolStripTextBox1.MaxLength = 32000;
toolStripTextBox1.Name = "toolStripTextBox1";
toolStripTextBox1.ShortcutsEnabled = false;
toolStripTextBox1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(100, 25);
toolStripTextBox1.Text = "STRING1\r\nSTRING2\r\nSTRING3\r\nSTRING4";
toolStripTextBox1.TextBoxTextAlign = System.Windows.Forms.HorizontalAlignment.Center;


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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