jQuery plugin for Autocomplete (without jQuery UI)
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kitAutocomplete : an autocomplete jQuery plugin (without jquery ui)

- a standard autocomplete (google suggest like)
- doesn't need to use jQuery UI
- very customisable, with custom preventable events
- values in the menu can have differents css class
- we can receive a lot of values with the line selected (an id, a description, a reference,...)

BSD (see in this directory)

Philippe Le Van, Kitpages, http://www.kitpages.fr
twitter : plv

History - versions
05/01/2011 : 1.0
- first release

25/01/2011 : 1.1
- correction #1: some settings where shared between instances of the widget.
this is solved, you can safely use several instances of the autocomplete on the
same page.

Tested with jQuery 1.4.4

Tested on IE6-9, FF 3.5. It should be ok with the other browsers

Known bugs
none for the moment

To be added in future versions
* A keyboard navigation inside the menu

User's Guide
Here is a small example.

You can see a functional example in the example/ directory

* CSS code
.kit-autocomplete {
    position: relative;
    height: 20px;

.kit-autocomplete input {
    width: 200px;
    height: 20px;
ul.kit-autocomplete-menu {
    border: 1px solid #DDDDDD;
    position: absolute;
    top: 20px;
    left: 0px;
    width: 200px;
    margin: 0px;
    padding: 0px;
    list-style: none;
    max-height: 80px;
    overflow-y: auto;
    overflow-x: hidden;

ul.kit-autocomplete-menu li a {
    display: block;
    width: 200px;
    background-color: #FFFFFF;

ul.kit-autocomplete-menu li.disabled a {
    font-style: italic;

ul.kit-autocomplete-menu li a:hover {
    background-color: #DDDDDD;

* HTML code
<div id="myAutocomplete" class="kit-autocomplete">
    <input name="toto"/>
    <ul class="kit-autocomplete-menu"></ul>

* Javascript code
// minimal javascript :
    source: "myAjax.php",
// all the options with default values (no default value for source, mandatory)
    source: "myAjax.php", // url of the remote data (POST)
    delay: 300, // delay in ms after a keystroke to activate itself
    field: 'value', // field to display in the line
    cssField: 'className', // field to use to set a class to the li in the menu
    item: null, // line selected and displayed by default
    search: searchCallback, // before remote call
    open: openCallback, // before menu opens
    focus: focusCallback, // before highlight change
    select: selectCallback, // before item selection
    close: closeCallback, // when the list is closed (selected or canceled)
    change: changeCallback // after an item was selected and line value changed

* PHP code
$autocompleteSearch = $_POST["term"];
$tab = array(
    array("id"=>12, "value"=>"France", "extra"=> "tititatat"),
    array("id"=>15, "value"=>"Angleterre", "extra" => "tutu"),

$filteredTab = filter_data_with_search_value($tab, $search);

echo json_encode($filteredTab);