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  • Last Updated : 19 Sep, 2021

jQWidgets is a JavaScript framework for making web-based applications for PC and mobile devices. It is a very powerful, optimized, platform-independent, and widely supported framework. The jqxListBox is used to illustrate a jQuery ListBox widget which comprises a list of electable elements.

The searchMode property is used to set or return the incremental search mode pf the items. This property is useful when the user types into a focused ListBox. Where, the jqxListBox widget attempts to determine the searched item with the help of the entered text as well as the chosen search mode. It accepts string type value and its default value is ‘startswith’.

Its possible values are:

  • ‘none’
  • ‘contains’
  • ‘containsignorecase’
  • ‘equals’
  • ‘equalsignorecase’
  • ‘startswithignorecase’
  • ‘startswith’
  • ‘endswithignorecase’
  • ‘endswith’



To set the searchMode property:

$("#jqxListBox").jqxListBox({searchMode: 'contains' }); 

To get the searchMode property:

var searchMode = $('#jqxListBox').jqxListBox('searchMode');  

Linked Files: Download jQWidgets from the link. In the HTML file, locate the script files in the downloaded folder.

<link rel=”stylesheet” href=”jqwidgets/styles/jqx.base.css” type=”text/css” />
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”scripts/jquery-1.11.1.min.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/jqx-all.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/jqxcore.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/jqxbuttons.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/jqxscrollbar.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/jqxlistbox.js”></script>

Example: The below example illustrates the jqxListBox searchMode property in jQWidgets.


        <link rel="stylesheet" 
              type="text/css" />
        <script type="text/javascript"
        <script type="text/javascript" 
        <script type="text/javascript" 
        <script type="text/javascript" 
        <script type="text/javascript" 
        <script type="text/javascript" 
            <h1 style="color: green;">
                jQWidgets jqxListBox searchMode Property
            <div id="jqxLB"></div>
            <br />
            <input type="button" id="jqxBtn" 
                   style="padding: 5px 20px;" 
                   value="Mode of search" />
            <div id="log"></div>
        <script type="text/javascript">
            $(document).ready(function () {
                var data = 
                    ["CS", "CSS", "C++", "Java", "Scala"];
                    source: data,
                    width: "200px",
                    height: "80px",
                    filterable: true,
                    searchMode: 'endswith'
                $("#jqxBtn").on("click", function () {
                    var sm = 
                    $("#log").text("~" +sm);



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