angucomplete-alt: getting value of text when it doesn't match
Angucomplete-alt works great for me when trying to force the user into a pre-defined selection among objects.
But if I don't want to force the user to one of those objects, if instead I want the user to be able to enter free text and only have the completions as suggestions, how then do I access the text of the input field?
For example I have a hidden field that marshals the string value of the Angucomplete-alt field for submission to the backend DB. Like this: