Flex AutoComplete: Version 1.1

It’s been well over a year since I released the 1.0 version of the component. Since then I’ve received countless emails/comments with feature requests and bug reports. This new release addresses all of the major issues.

Latest version

Here’s what’s new:

  • Full support for Flex 4: The component now supports Flex 4 100%. The demo has been rebuilt using the Flex 4 SDK
  • Added allowEditingSelectedItems property: You can now enable making changes to items once they’re selected.
  • Added delimiter property: When allowing the user to select multiple items you can now specify which character to use as the delimiter.
  • Added clearSearchOnFocusOut property: This enables specifying whether the search text should be cleared on focus out
  • Added clear method: Makes clearing the selection much simpler
  • Better overall usability

In addition, I’ve also fixed a number of critical bugs:

  • Fixed problems when binding to the AutoComplete’s values
  • Fixed issue where setting selectedItem multiple times would fail
  • Fixed problem where allowDuplicates didn’t works for objects
  • Resolved issues when using with Validators
  • Improved garbage collection performance
  • Resolved issues when using an XMLListCollection as the dataProvider
  • Does a better job handling invalid data
  • Fixed issues related to using the tabIndex property
  • Other bug fixes and tweaks..