DWR and Scriptaculous Autocomplete Dropdown
On a current project I decided I wanted to do something different. One thing I've heard users ask for during design meetings over the years is the ability to have an autocomplete function on a dropdown in a form. On those occasions I would always deny the request in some politically correct fashion. Without AJAX I simply didn't have a good way to make something like that work.
Well that all changed with my current project. We are using DWR and Scriptaculous on this project and I start work everyday incredibly excited because of it. Both are so easy to use and make so many things that were hard before easy.
This leads me to this auotcomplete widget that I incorporated into the web application the other day. This sample code and documenation can be found at the DWR Hints and Tips site. It took me no time at all to get going and make it look and feel as I wanted. I highly recommend it if you are every looking for such a widget for one of your sites.