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jQuery UI Autocomplete destroy() Method

  • Last Updated : 22 Dec, 2021

jQuery UI consists of GUI widgets, visual effects, and themes implemented using HTML, CSS, and jQuery. jQuery UI is great for building UI interfaces for the webpages. The jQuery UI Autocomplete widget is used to perform autocomplete enables to quickly find and select from a pre-populated list of values as they type, leveraging searching and filtering.

The jQuery UI Autocomplete destroy() method is used to remove the autocomplete functionality completely from the widget. This method does not accept any parameter and returns the element back to its pre-init state.

Syntax:

$( ".selector" ).autocomplete( "destroy" );

CDN Links: First, add jQuery UI scripts needed for your project.

<link rel=”stylesheet” href=”//code.jquery.com/ui/1.12.1/themes/smoothness/jquery-ui.css”>
<script src=”//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.12.4.js”></script>
<script src=”//code.jquery.com/ui/1.12.1/jquery-ui.js”></script>

Example: This example describes the uses of jQuery UI Autocomplete destroy() method.

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content=
        "width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href=
"//code.jquery.com/ui/1.12.1/themes/smoothness/jquery-ui.css">
    <script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.12.4.js"></script>
    <script src="//code.jquery.com/ui/1.12.1/jquery-ui.js"></script>
  
    <script>
        $(function () {
            var subjects = [
                "HTML",
                "CSS",
                "JavaScript",
                "jQuery",
                "PHP",
                "React",
                "Node.js"
            ];
            $("#GFG").autocomplete({
                source: subjects
            });
  
            $("#btn").on('click', function() {
                $("#GFG").autocomplete("destroy");
            })
        });
    </script>
</head>
  
<body>
    <center>
        <div class="ui-widget">
            <h1 style="color: green;">
                GeeksforGeeks
            </h1>
            <h3>jQuery UI Autocomplete destroy() Method</h3>
  
            <label for="GFG">
                Select Subject:
            </label>
  
            <input id="GFG">
        </div>
  
        <input type="button" id="btn" 
            style="padding: 5px 15px; margin-top: 40px;" 
            value="Destroy the Widget">
    </center>
</body>
  
</html>

Output:

Reference: https://api.jqueryui.com/autocomplete/#method-destroy


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