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What does the component do?

  • It helps the user with entry by providing suggestions.

When should the component be used?

  • When an entry field can have lots of pre-defined values.
  • As a tool for previewing search results/fields.


  • The auto-completion always has a label.
  • Optional entries include the text ‘(optional)’ behind the label text. The text ‘(optional)’ can be shortened to ‘(opt.)’ in short fields.
  • A question mark in the circle – in addition to the label – can be used for detailed explanations. A tooltip opens if this question mark is clicked on.
  • During entry three suggestions appear (usually after three symbols but this can be modified on a project-specific base).
  • The listed entries can be scrolled through using arrow keys and accepted with ‘Enter’.
  • A maximum of ten suggestions are shown.
  • The auto-completion selection closes when an element is chosen.
States and variants


The component has the following states:

  • Default
  • Hover
  • Active



Image of a autocomplete, default

With hit display

As an option to the standard variant, this variant can be used when an auto-completion list always contains more than the maximum ten hits shown.

Image of a autocomplete, with hit display

With static entries

Image of a autocomplete, with static entries



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