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Input masks and multi-column autocomplete combined

What it looks like:

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Benefits

  • Input masking
    • user defined masks (via user supplied RegExp) and pre-defined masks
    • error messages that explain why the input key is invalid
    • hotkeys - a single key can fill a field (e.g., 't' fills in todays date in date fields)
  • Multi column autocomplete
    • intelligent autocomplete (characters not in any list item are automatically removed, saving keystrokes)
    • mouseover filtering lets user reduce choices by moving their mouse over a filter element
    • auto-configuration
  • Rocker control
    • Binary options (true/false, yes/no, etc) that never hide a choice
  • Menus
    • Built from JSON
    • mouseover filtering

Other benefits:

  • can be disabled with a simple call
  • it can use data from a variety of JSON types (array, array of arrays, single object, array of objects)
  • uses color highlighting to show autocomplete matches
  • the value associated with with the label string is saved in the input element automatically (in the menu_opt_key - no need to manually update a hidden field)
  • source data can be dynamically reloaded (no destroy-create required)
  • is flexible, configurable and stays in the viewport

(See full documentation)

(See live demos)

Installation

npm install menuoptions
   or
git clone https://github.com/compsult/MenuOptions.git

(more detailed install instructions)

Getting started with masks

See the demo.

    $('input#MdYtest').menuoptions({ 
        "ClearBtn": true,
        "Mask": "Mon DD, YYYY"
    });  

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Getting started with a simple multi-column autocomplete

See the demo.

$('input#selecttest').menuoptions({                                         
        "Data": { 1:"January",2:"February",3:"March",4:"April",5:"May", 6:"June",7:"July",
                  8:"August",9:"September",10:"October",11:"November",12:"December" },
        "onSelect": function(mo, data) {                                        
             console.log(mo, data.newVal, data.type );                          
        },                                                                                                               
        "Sort": [] // don't sort                                                             
    });           

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Getting started with a simple menu

See the demo

var Data =  [ {"javascript": function() { alert('Run some javascript'); }},
{"Google": "http://www.google.com"},
{"Yahoo": "http://www.yahoo.com"}];
 
$('button[id$="menutest"]').menuoptions({
"Data": Data;
"MenuOptionsType": "Navigate", // Navigate is for menus 
});

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Multiple MenuOptions controls, including the rocker control

See the demo

This demo illustrates using the using multiple MenuOptions controls, including the rocker control

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Mouseover filtering with dividers

See the demo

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Dynamic reloading of a MenuOptions multi-column autocomplete

See the demo

In this case, the user selects a start time and the end time will be modified to only display the start time plus 1 hour and 30 minutes later

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Using MenuOptions with jQuery's serialize

See the demo

If you load MenuOptions multi-column autocomplete using an object, the value will be written into the 'menu_opt_key' attribute. jQuery's serialize will not pick up the value of a MenuOptions multi-column autocomplete (menu_opt_key) To account for this, wrap serialize() with re_serialize, like this:

$('input[name=maritalstatus]').menuoptions('re_serialize', $('form#form1').serialize());

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