How to Build Native HTML Autocomplete Search

How to Build Native HTML Autocomplete Search

Ferenc Almasi β€’ Last updated 2021 April 29 β€’ Read time 1 min read
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To create a native autocomplete search in HTML, you can use the datalist tag with a set of options attached to an inputelement. For example:

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<label for="tech">Choose your tech:</label>
<input list="techlist" name="tech" id="tech" />

<datalist id="techlist">
    <option value="HTML">
    <option value="CSS">
    <option value="JS">

Note that the id of the datalist must match the list attribute on an input element.

You can try the behavior with the input below:

Currently, it has partial support on the latest versions of IE and Firefox, while other latest versions of major browsers are well supported.

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