Typeahead.js is a fast, fully-featured autocomplete library from Twitter. It prefetches data, stores it in localStorage, and then searches it on the client. It can even be configured to prefetch multiple datasets.
How easy would it be to connect this to a sql database? For example, if I have a database full of foods, it would display the top Mexican or top pizza types.
It is very easy – you should look into how you can use Ajax to perform backend tasks like querying a database and then feeding the results back to something like typeahead.
Has anyone found a Windows-friendly alternative that’s as good or better than Typeahead? Thanks in advance for any replies!
Typeahead won’t really care about what is processing the request, it is a front end tool, so I don’t think the .NET stack has anything to do with it.
I haven’t testing extensively on IE7 but IE8+ seems well supported by typeahead.