Change Token colors

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  1. Ratzai
    Ratzai avatar
    14 posts
    Member since:
    Oct 2007

    Posted 12 Nov 2012 Link to this post

    I have tried to change the ForeColor and BackColor of a RACB token, but the styling doesn't appear when i add the tokens. Is it not possible to change the colors from code-behind?

    Here is my code:

    foreach (string chemical in chemicalsArrayList)
        AutoCompleteBoxEntry entry = new AutoCompleteBoxEntry();
        chemicalBC = BCFactory.ChemicalBC;
        DataSet dsClassifications = chemicalBC.GetClassificationByChemicalName(chemical);
        entry.Text = chemical;
        if (dsClassifications.Tables[0].Rows.Count != 0)
            entry.ToolTip = dsClassifications.Tables[0].Rows[0][0].ToString();
            entry.ForeColor = System.Drawing.ColorTranslator.FromHtml("#" + dsClassifications.Tables[0].Rows[0]["Color"].ToString());
            entry.ToolTip = "";
  2. Kalina
    Kalina avatar
    918 posts

    Posted 15 Nov 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Ratzai,

    Changing the background color of a RadAutoCompleteBox entry is not a supported scenario.

    However you can try implementing client-side logic with JavaScript and change it.
    I can suggest you handle the OnClientEntryAdding event and add a custom CSS to the entry token element in this way:

    <head runat="server">
         <style type="text/css">
             div.RadAutoCompleteBox_Default .racBlueToken
                background-color: #25A0DA;
                border-color: #25A0DA;
                color: #000;
         <script type="text/javascript">
            function onClientEntryAdded(sender, eventArgs)
                var $ = $telerik.$;
                var entry = eventArgs.get_entry();
                var tokenElement = eventArgs.get_entry().get_token();
                if(entry.get_text() == "Andrew")
        <form id="form1" runat="server">
            <asp:ScriptManager ID="manager" runat="server"></asp:ScriptManager>
                <telerik:RadAutoCompleteBox runat="server" ID="RadAutoCompleteBox2"
                    DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1" OnClientEntryAdded="onClientEntryAdded"
                    AllowCustomEntry="true"  DataTextField="FirstName" InputType="Token">
              <asp:SqlDataSource runat="server" ID="SqlDataSource1"
                   ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthwindConnectionString1 %>"
                  SelectCommand="SELECT [FirstName], [LastName], [EmployeeID] FROM [Employees]" />

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