I have a requirement in my application to show the technical skills (tags) in auto-complete format like Stack Overflow has.
Based on the information you've provided in your comment - I will now provide an example of how you might accomplish what you're looking to do.
The tags can be retrieved from the API using the
Now for auto-completion, you will need to make use of one of the parameters to the
Notice that there are far fewer tags returned. Also notice that every single one of them contains the string 'vb' somewhere in the name. In order to create a tag autocompletion text box like the one on the sites themselves, you will need one more piece of information: the description for the tag.
Fortunately, this is easy to - it's provided in the Tag Wiki route. Here is an example that fetches the tag wiki for Perl:
In the response, you will find an entry
Now you have all of the pieces needed to re-implement the tag autocomplete you see on the Stack Exchange sites. When the user enters tags: