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Features ======== - Uses `jQuery UI Autocomplete`_. - ForeignKey and ManyToManyField completition. - Completition for CharField, IntegerField and hopefully any Field. - Easy Admin integration. .. _`jQuery UI Autocomplete`: http://jqueryui.com/demos/autocomplete/ Added Features in this version ============================== New options for the autocomplete widget: - Highlight (put in bold the search term in the results list) - Auto Focus (automatically select the first result of the list) need jQuery UI >= 1.8.11 - Zebra (colorize list rows in alternance) - Simple Cache (cache each different query) - Add button (the green plus to add a new item for a Relation Field) - Lookup button (the loupe like in a RawIdField to select from the complete list) - Multiterms (possibility to have completion on many terms in one field separated by a delimiter, for example: a tag field) - Distinct result (get only distinct results for all fields excepted Relation fields) All theses options can be set in the AutocompleteSettings class like this:: class MyAutocompleteSettings(AutocompleteSettings): highlight = True auto_focus = True zebra = True cache = True add_button = True lookup = True delimiter = ',' distinct = True Or in the register function like this:: autocomplete.register( Message.user, UserAutocomplete, highlight=True, auto_focus=True, zebra=True, cache=True, add_button=True, lookup=True, delimiter=',', distinct=True) Visual changes: - Widget look that merge better with Django Admin. - Many to many list look that merge better with Django Admin. - Added a spinner (throbber) in the field when waiting for a request result. - Added support to show the help text in the admin. - Added possibility to override the many to many fields default help text. Results sorting: - Fields with *contains* query will show in first the results that start by the query. Admin Shortcuts: - Settings Auto registering. - Auto QuerySet - Auto search fields - Auto tuple (put single field automatically in a tuple) - Auto value and label from ID All theses shortcuts give you the possibility to define all your autocomplete fields in the Admin like this:: MyClassAdmin(models.Admin): autocomplete_fields = { 'title': {}, 'name': {'distinct': True}, 'aforeignkeyfield': {'search_fields': '^text', 'add_button': False, 'lookup': True}, 'am2mfield': {'search_fields': ('big', '^small')} } No need to register or to create an AutocompleteSettings class. The *title* CharField will have theses attributes automatically set: - search_fields = ('title',) - value = label = 'title' - queryset = MyClass._default_manager.all() Usage Example ============= Make the files under ``autocomplete/media`` accessible from ``settings.AUTOCOMPLETE_MEDIA_PREFIX`` (You can accomplish this by either linking or copying ``autocomplete/media`` in your project's media dir):: AUTOCOMPLETE_MEDIA_PREFIX = '/path/to/autocomplete/media/' Include the view in your project's URLConf:: from autocomplete.views import autocomplete url('^autocomplete/', include(autocomplete.urls)) Register a couple of ``AutocompleteSettings`` objects and start using them (for example in admin.py):: from django.contrib import admin from django.contrib.auth.models import Message from autocomplete.views import autocomplete, AutocompleteSettings from autocomplete.admin import AutocompleteAdmin class UserAutocomplete(AutocompleteSettings): search_fields = ('^username', '^email') autocomplete.register(Message.user, UserAutocomplete) class MessageAdmin(AutocompleteAdmin, admin.ModelAdmin): pass admin.site.register(Message, MessageAdmin)