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Fresh autocompletes for Django

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django-autocomplete-light’s purpose is to enable autocompletes quickly and properly in a django project: it is the fruit of years of R&D. It was designed for Django so that every part overridable or reusable independently. It is stable, tested, documented and fully supported: it tries to be a good neighbour in Django ecosystem.

WARNING you are currently on the v2 branch where new development happens.

master (v1) is still supported for BC.


Features include:

  • charfield, foreign key, many to many autocomplete widgets,

  • generic foreign key, generic many to many autocomplete widgets,

  • remote API backed-autocompletes,

  • django template engine support for autocompletes, enabling you to include images etc …

  • 100% overridable HTML, CSS, Python and Javascript: there is no variable hidden far down in the scope anywhere.

  • add-another popup supported outside the admin too.

  • keyboard is supported with enter, tab and arrows by default.

Each feature has a live example and is fully documented. It is also designed and documented so that you create your own awesome features too.


v2 branch is under active development. You might want to use that instead, since it’s much easier to work with and supports python3.

In this case, please refer to the v2 documentation.

To upgrade to v2, please enjoy the v1 to v2 upgrade instructions (documented with love !).

  • the Autocomplete class design hasn’t changed at all.

  • yourlabsWidget() doesn’t parses data-* options the same,

  • the django/form python code has been re-organised ie. get_widgets_dict() is gone and autocomplete_light.ModelForm wraps around all features.


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