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In Praise of jQuery Enhanced Search-As-You-Type (by Jan Tielens)

I’m working on a BPOS demo (soon to be available up on Microsoft’s site) and I wanted to add a little pizzazz.  I’ve known about Jan Tielen’s efforts for quite a while and I thought it would be a great technique to add to the demo, so I did.  You can read about it here: http://weblogs.asp.net/jan/archive/2009/07/02/sharepoint-search-as-you-type-with-jquery.aspx.  It’s so simple to use it should probably be a crime (and maybe is somewhere).

I add just two points to what he already created / wrote about:

  1. This does, in fact, work in a BPOS (SharePoint online) environment.
  2. To make it work without an annoying popup message prefix the reference to the jquery library with https instead of http, as in:
<script type="text/javascript" src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js"></script>

 

Jan points out that you should probably move the library itself to your site.  Feeling a little lazy today, I decided to blog about it instead :)

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This is another post in my on-going series on how to use jQuery with SharePoint.
If you want to learn more about jQuery, I highly recommend: jQuery in Action by Bear Bibeault and Yehuda Katz.

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