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Wicket - jQuery UI

jQuery UI integration in Wicket 6.x, Wicket 7.x , Wicket 8.x & Wicket 9.x


Choose your favorite rock genre: (that starts with your criteria)

Components / Samples


Autocomplete, when added to an input field, enables users to quickly find and select from a pre-populated list of values as they type, leveraging searching and filtering.

By giving an Autocomplete field focus or entering something into it, the plugin starts searching for entries that match and displays a list of values to choose from. By entering more characters, the user can filter down the list to better matches.

Key point

To implement an AutoCompleteTextField, just override the #getChoices() method.
You may have a look at the AutoCompleteUtils class to help you dealing with simple lists.
new AutoCompleteTextField<String>("autocomplete") {

	protected List<String> getChoices(String input)
		//TODO: return the list of choice available for the user input
	protected void onSelected(AjaxRequestTarget target)
		// the model has been set on user selection,
		// you can use this.getModelObject() to get the selected value


package com.googlecode.wicket.jquery.ui.samples.jqueryui.autocomplete;

import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.List;

import org.apache.wicket.ajax.AjaxRequestTarget;
import org.apache.wicket.markup.head.IHeaderResponse;
import org.apache.wicket.markup.html.form.Form;
import org.apache.wicket.markup.html.panel.FeedbackPanel;
import org.apache.wicket.model.Model;
import org.apache.wicket.util.lang.Generics;

import com.googlecode.wicket.jquery.core.resource.StyleSheetPackageHeaderItem;
import com.googlecode.wicket.jquery.ui.form.autocomplete.AutoCompleteTextField;
import com.googlecode.wicket.jquery.ui.panel.JQueryFeedbackPanel;

public class DefaultAutoCompletePage extends AbstractAutoCompletePage // NOSONAR
	private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;
	private static final List<String> CHOICES = Arrays.asList("Acid rock", "Alternative metal", "Alternative rock", "Anarcho punk", "Art punk", "Art rock", "Beat music", "Black metal", "Blues-rock", "Britpop", "Canterbury scene",
			"Chinese rock", "Christian metal", "Crossover Thrash Metal", "Crust punk", "Crustgrind", "Dark cabaret", "Death metal", "Deathcore", "Deathrock", "Desert rock", "Djent", "Doom metal", "Dream pop", "Drone metal", "Dunedin Sound",
			"Electronic rock", "Emo", "Experimental rock", "Folk metal", "Folk rock", "Freakbeat", "Funk metal", "Garage punk", "Garage rock", "Glam metal", "Glam rock", "Goregrind", "Gothic metal", "Gothic rock", "Grindcore",
			"Groove metal", "Grunge", "Hard rock", "Hardcore punk", "Heavy metal", "Indie pop", "Indie rock", "Industrial metal", "Industrial rock", "J-Rock", "Jazz-Rock", "Krautrock", "Math rock", "Mathcore", "Melodic Death Metal",
			"Melodic metalcore", "Metalcore", "Neo-psychedelia", "New Prog", "New Wave", "No Wave", "Noise pop", "Noise rock", "Noisegrind", "Nu metal", "Paisley Underground", "Pop punk", "Pop rock", "Pornogrind", "Post-Britpop",
			"Post-grunge", "Post-hardcore", "Post-metal", "Post-punk", "Post-punk revival", "Post-rock", "Power metal", "Power pop", "Progressive metal", "Progressive rock", "Psychedelic rock", "Psychobilly", "Punk rock", "Raga rock",
			"Rap metal", "Rap rock", "Rapcore", "Riot grrrl", "Rock and roll", "Rock en EspaƱol", "Rock in Opposition", "Sadcore", "Screamo", "Shoegazer", "Slowcore", "Sludge metal", "Soft rock", "Southern rock", "Space Rock",
			"Speed metal", "Stoner rock", "Sufi rock", "Surf rock", "Symphonic metal", "Technical Death Metal", "Thrash metal", "Thrashcore", "Twee Pop", "Unblack metal", "World Fusion");

	public DefaultAutoCompletePage()
		// Form //
		final Form<Void> form = new Form<Void>("form");

		// FeedbackPanel //
		final FeedbackPanel feedback = new JQueryFeedbackPanel("feedback");

		// Auto-complete //
		form.add(new AutoCompleteTextField<String>("autocomplete", new Model<String>()) { // NOSONAR

			private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;

			protected List<String> getChoices(String input)
				List<String> choices = Generics.newArrayList();
				String inputLowerCase = input.toLowerCase();

				int count = 0;
				for (String choice : CHOICES)
					if (choice.toLowerCase().startsWith(inputLowerCase))

						// limits the number of results
						if (++count == 20)

				return choices;

				// Equivalent to:
				// return ListUtils.startsWith(input, CHOICES);

			protected void onSelected(AjaxRequestTarget target)
				info("Your favorite rock genre is: " + this.getModelObject());

	// Methods //

	public void renderHead(IHeaderResponse response)

		response.render(new StyleSheetPackageHeaderItem(DefaultAutoCompletePage.class));
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html xmlns:wicket="">
	<title>Wicket jQuery UI: auto-complete</title>
	<div id="demo-panel">
		<form wicket:id="form">
			<div>Choose your favorite rock genre: (that starts with your criteria)</div>
			<input wicket:id="autocomplete" type="text" size="30" title="enter your criteria here" /><br/>
			<div wicket:id="feedback" style="width: 360px;"></div>
.ui-autocomplete {
	max-height: 200px;
	overflow-y: auto;
	overflow-x: hidden;
	padding-right: 20px;