Adding A Webservice Enabled Tooltip To RadComboBox Item

3 posts, 1 answers
  1. Paul Herzberg
    Paul Herzberg avatar
    20 posts
    Member since:
    Jun 2010

    Posted 10 Aug 2012 Link to this post


    I sucessfully added a radtooltip to a RadList control by using the ItemDataBound event using this code in the page:

        <telerik:RadToolTipManager ID="radToolTipManager1" runat="server" HideEvent="LeaveTargetAndToolTip"
        Width="250" Height="100" RelativeTo="Element" Position="MiddleRight" ShowDelay="500" >
        <WebServiceSettings Method="GetToolTipData" Path="~/Services/ToolTipWebService.asmx" />

    And this in the code behind
     void RadListBoxSource_ItemDataBound(object sender, RadListBoxItemEventArgs e)
        if (e.Item is RadListBoxItem)
                this.radToolTipManager1.TargetControls.Add(e.Item.ClientID, (e.Item as RadListBoxItem).Value, true);
    The value is an ID that can be used to return a list from the webservice (in this case a list of Departments the hovered over person works for).

    I tried to adapt this code for a RadComboBox on the same page, but no ToolTip is shown.

    void ddPerson_ItemDataBound(object sender, RadComboBoxItemEventArgs e)
       if (e.Item is RadComboBoxItem)
          this.radToolTipManager1.TargetControls.Add(e.Item.ClientID, (e.Item as RadComboBoxItem).Value, true);

    Is there a step that I am missing? The ClientID for the item when I add a breakpoint is something like "i0" which doesn't seem long enough.

    Thank you for your help

    Paul Herzberg
  2. Answer
    Marin Bratanov
    Marin Bratanov avatar
    3555 posts

    Posted 13 Aug 2012 Link to this post

    Hello Paul,

    You would need to first set the id attribute of each item from the code-behind, because combo box items do not have an ID by design - they have only text and value:
    e.Item.Attributes.Add("id", e.Item.ClientID);
    this.radToolTipManager1.TargetControls.Add(e.Item.ClientID, (e.Item as RadComboBoxItem).Value, true);

    For your convenience I am attaching here a simple page that shows this in action. I have replaced the webservice with an AJAX call to simplify the sample and get it all in two runnable files.

    An alternative I can suggest is to use the RadToolTipManager's client-side API along with the RadComboBox's OnClientFocus event to create tooltips on the client, e.g.:
    function OnClientFocusHandler(sender, eventArgs)
        var items = sender.get_items();
        var tooltipManager = $find("<%= radToolTipManager1.ClientID%>");
        for (i = 0; i < items.get_count(); i++)
            var li = items.getItem(i).get_element();
   = items.getItem(i).get_value();
            var tooltip = tooltipManager.getToolTipByElement(li);
            if (!tooltip)
                tooltip = tooltipManager.createToolTip(li);
                //for static text, for load-on-demand leave it commented

    which will not require OnItemDataBound handler. I am attaching a page with this logic as well.

    All the best,
    Marin Bratanov
    the Telerik team
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  4. Paul Herzberg
    Paul Herzberg avatar
    20 posts
    Member since:
    Jun 2010

    Posted 14 Aug 2012 Link to this post

    Thank you for your prompt reply. That worked perfectly.


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