[ANN] model_auto_completer 1.5.0

model_auto_completer 1.5.0 is out:

– 1.5.0 (31 March 2008)

  • Wrote semi-automated test suite
  • New option :append_random_suffix to be able to turn random
    suffixes off
  • New option :submit_on_return, alias of :send_on_return
  • Marked :send_on_return as deprecated
  • Documented dependency with auto_complete in Rails 2
  • Updated copyright
  • Added :url option to support named routes
  • Revised and simplified documentation
  • Fixed the way the macro auto_complete_belongs_to_for figures out
    class name of the association
  • Fixed a bug that showed up when you selected two items with the
  • :submit_on_return no longer checks the browser

What’s this?

model_auto_completer is a Rails plugin that provides autocompletion
for models. That is, the user autocompletes a text field, but the
widget is able to manage a hidden field that stores the ID of the
model that corresponds to the selected completion.

Such a widget may be useful when the number of options is too much for
a select. Say you need to assign a director to a movie having a
database of hundreds of directors. With this plugin it is easy to let
the user autocomplete by director name, and have a robust database ID
managed under the hood.

– fxn

Similar: http://code.google.com/p/recordselect/
Example: http://recordselect.codelevy.com/form-helper

On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 2:08 AM, Xavier N. [email protected] wrote:

  • Updated copyright

– fxn

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