asp .net

autocomplete vb

Hey All, I’ve been fighting with this all day. I’ve read a multitude of tutorials and I can not get the AutoCompletedExtender working.

Here is my aspx page code:

<asp:TextBox ID="brandTXT" runat="server" AutoPostBack="true"></asp:TextBox>
<asp:AutoCompleteExtender ID="brandTXT_AutoCompleteExtender" runat="server" 
     MinimumPrefixLength="1" CompletionInterval="100" Enabled="True" 
     ServicePath="~/WebService.asmx" EnableCaching="true" 
     CompletionSetCount="20" ServiceMethod="GetCompletionList" TargetControlID="brandTXT">

Here is my WebService.asmx:

Imports System.Web.Services
Imports System.Web.Services.Protocols
Imports System.ComponentModel
Imports System.Data.SqlClient
' To allow this Web Service to be called from script, using ASP.NET AJAX, uncomment the following line.
<System.Web.Script.Services.ScriptService()> _
<System.Web.Services.WebService(Namespace:="")> _
<System.Web.Services.WebServiceBinding(ConformsTo:=WsiProfiles.BasicProfile1_1)> _
<ToolboxItem(False)> _
Public Class WebService
    Inherits System.Web.Services.WebService
    <WebMethod()> _
    Public Function GetCompletionList(prefixText As String, ByVal count As Integer) As List(Of String)
        Dim ConnStr As String = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings("connectionString").ConnectionString
        Dim CnBKPost As New SqlConnection(ConnStr)
        Dim result As List(Of String) = New List(Of String)
        Dim cmd As New SqlCommand
        cmd.CommandText = "selectBrandByLetter" <- sql command
        cmd.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure
        cmd.Connection = CnBKPost
        cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@brand", prefixText)
        Dim dr As SqlDataReader = cmd.ExecuteReader()
        While dr.Read()
        End While
        Return result
    End Function
End Class

The stored procedure is a simple select statement

SELECT dbo.Inventory.Manufacturer
         FROM dbo.Inventory
         WHERE dbo.Inventory.Manufacturer LIKE @brand + '%'
         GROUP BY dbo.Inventory.Manufacturer
         ORDER BY dbo.Inventory.Manufacturer

I can run the stored procedure perfectly with proper results, and I can run a test page with returning the results in a button click command. So I know everything on the database end of things is working fine.

I’ve added my service reference for the WebService.asmx page as well to my solution.

There are no errors, just nothing happens on the page at all…

I am stumped, any help would be great!