Facebook-Like Inputs With jQuery Or MooTools

It is possible to create stylish textboxes with auto-complete feature, just like Facebook has, using plugins for jQuery & MooTools.

For jQuery:

jQuery Auto-Complete

Autobox is a jQuery plugin that makes creating textboxes with auto-complete support easier.

Values expected can be mentioned staticly or called dynamically via Ajax requests. Documentation for the plugin can be found here.


For MooTools:

Facebook-Like Inputs

TextboxList, a MooTools plugin, for creating auto-complete enabled Facebook-like inputs has a new version (see WRD post for the old version).

It can be feeded with data from any data-source easily, makes a binary search for a better performance & offers various options for maximum flexibility.

  1. Reply Sean O April 16, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    Actually I’ve found FCBKComplete for jQuery to be the best Facebook-esque input selector of the bunch so far.

    It’s got the most features and best browser compatibility. (LOL sounds like a shill, but just a developer here looking for the best control).


  2. Reply Guillermo Rauch April 18, 2009 at 6:18 AM

    Are you serious Sean O?
    Have you even looked at TextboxList (on which FCBKComplete is inspired, btw)?

  3. Reply Colin July 27, 2009 at 11:17 PM

    @Guillermo: I know this is really old but still wanted to comment. Considering Sean’s sentence structure I believe he was referring to jQuery only plugins so his “best Facebook-esque input selector” doesn’t include any Mootools framework developed tools.

  4. Reply kathy January 4, 2010 at 2:35 PM

    The autobox-Link is not available anymore. Does anybody know a new reference?

  5. Reply wayofspark August 13, 2010 at 4:10 AM

    I made a jQuery adaptation of the textboxlist plugin, named SmartTextBox.
    Documentation, demo and downloads are availables from this page : http://wayofspark.com/projects/smarttextbox/

  6. Reply FrankMan May 25, 2011 at 8:10 AM

    This is just what I was looking for, thanx a lot for the post.

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