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    Angular2 Auto Complete

    Below are plunks for different scenarios:

    Template Driven Forms


    Reactive Forms

    FormGroup issue #49

    FormControl issue #100

    Material Design

    Obervable Source

    List Formatter Example (With custom css)


    1. install ng2-auto-complete

       $ npm install ng2-auto-complete --save
    2. add map and packages to your systemjs.config.js unless you are using webpack

       map['ng2-auto-complete'] = 'node_modules/ng2-auto-complete/dist';
       packages['ng2-auto-complete'] = { main: 'ng2-auto-complete.umd.js', defaultExtension: 'js' }
    3. import Ng2AutoCompleteModule to your AppModule

       import { Ng2AutoCompleteModule } from 'ng2-auto-complete';
         imports: [BrowserModule, FormsModule, Ng2AutoCompleteModule],
         declarations: [AppComponent],
         providers: [HTTP_PROVIDERS],
         bootstrap: [ AppComponent ]
       export class AppModule { }

    Usage it in your code

        <input auto-complete [(ngModel)]="myData" [source]="mySource" />

    For full example, please check test directory to see the example of;

    • systemjs.config.js
    • app.module.ts
    • and app.component.ts.

    Contributors are welcomed

    This module is only improved and maintained by contributors like you;

    As a contributor, it's NOT required to be skilled in Javascript nor Angular2. You can contribute to the following;

    • Updating
    • Making more and clearer comments
    • Answering issues and building FAQ
    • Documentation
    • Translation

    In result of your active contribution, you will be listed as a core contributor on, and a member of ng2-ui too.

    If you are interested in becoming a contributor and/or a member of ng-ui, please send me email to allenhwkim AT with your github id.


    All options are optional except ngModel and source

    • ngModel, any, variable that autocomplete result is assigned to

    • source, array or string, required. data source for dropdown list

    • auto-complete-placeholder, string, autocomplete input guide text

    • value-formatter, string or function variable name, custom value formatting function. e.g. '(id) value', 'myValueFormatter'.

         myValueFormatter(data: any): string {
            return `(${data[id]}) ${data[value]`;
    • list-formatter, string or function variable name, custom list formatting function. e.g. '(key) name', 'myListFormatter'.

         myListFormatter(data: any): string {
            return `(${data[key]}) ${data[name]`;
    • path-to-data, string, e.g., data.myList, path to array data in http response

    • min-chars, number, when source is remote data, the number of character to see dropdown list

    • display-property-name, string, key name of text to show. default is value

    • select-value-of, string, when selected, return the value of this key as a selected item

    • blank-option-text, string, guide text to allow empty value to be selected as in empty value of option tag.

    • no-match-found-text, string, guide text to show no result found.

    • valueChanged / ngModelChange, callback function that is executed when a new dropdown is selected. e.g. (valueChanged)="myCallback($event)"

    • loading-text, text to be displayed when loading. Default, "Loading"

    • accept-user-input boolean, if false and does not match to source given, it goes back to the original value selected., If you don't event want user to type any, please use readonly="readonly" to force user to select only from list.

    • max-num-list number, maximun number of drop down list items. Default, unlimited

    • tab-to-select boolean, if true, pressing Tab will set the value from the selected item before focus leaves the control. Default is true

    • match-formatted boolean, if true, keyword will be matched against list values formatted with list-formatter, instead of raw objects. Default is false

    For Developers

    To start

    $ git clone
    $ cd ng2-auto-complete
    $ npm install
    $ npm start

    List of available npm tasks

    • npm run : List all available tasks
    • npm start: Run app directory for development using webpack-dev-server with port 9001
    • npm run clean: Remove dist folder
    • npm run lint: Lint TypeScript code
    • npm run build:ngc: build ES module
    • npm run build:umd: Build UMD module ng2-map.umd.js
    • npm run build:app: Build app/build/app.js for runnable examples
    • npm run build: Build all(clean, build:ngc, build:umc, and build:app)


    npm i ng2-auto-complete

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