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Google Autocomplete API – format output result

I’m trying to implement Google Places API, so here is my code:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <script src="http://codeorigin.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.min.js"></script>
    <script src="//maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?v=3.exp&sensor=false&libraries=places&location=0,0&radius=20000000&language=de"></script>
    <script>
        $(document).ready(function() {
            var el = $('#street').attr("placeholder", "")
                    , autocomplete = new google.maps.places.Autocomplete( ( el.get(0) ), { types: ['geocode'] } );

            el.bind("blur", function() {
                // blur is triggered before place_changed, as well as focus... so this is not working as well
            })

            google.maps.event.addListener(autocomplete, 'place_changed', function() {
                var place = autocomplete.getPlace();

                el.val(place.name); // this line is not working well - still default content showing !!!
            });
        })
    </script>
</head>
<body">
    <input type="text" id="street" style="width:400px;" />
</body>
</html>

Google Autocomplete works fine, however I have one of requirements – only show street name & number instead of full address suggested by Google. So I can get all information by running autocomplete.getPlace() at “place_changed” event – there are no problems with that.

The problem is that I can’t override autocomplete input value with my custom text – I’ve tried to do it within “blur”, “focus”, “place_changed” events – still no luck. Please find an example of what I was trying. Also – I need to avoid text flashing, to make it absolutely user-friendly. Could someone help me with my attempts?

JSFiddle: http://jsfiddle.net/8pGH2/

Answer

I was able to solve my problem with the following code:

$(document).ready(function() {
     var el = $('#street').attr("placeholder", "")
        , autocomplete = new google.maps.places.Autocomplete( ( el.get(0) ), { types: ['geocode'] } );

        el.bind("blur", function() {
          el.css("color", "#fff"); // this will prevent text flashing
        })

        google.maps.event.addListener(autocomplete, 'place_changed', function() {
           var place = autocomplete.getPlace();

            el.val(place.name);

            // this will override default Google suggestion
            setTimeout(function() {
                el.val(place.name);
                el.css("color", "");
            }, 0)
        });
})
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