I am using a combo to perform a "contains" search on titles of publications.
There are cases where I do not want to have the user select a single publication.
I would like to just accept what they type in for a partial match, and then have a button that sets a SQL select to match all titles in the current combo entry.
I tested by entering three characters, but on the code-behind I don't know how to retrieve what was entered, as there is nothing "selected".
How do I grab that entry, preferably without any complicated client-side coding.
The combo is bound to a SQL datasource and has automatic load on demand enabled.
Per the online help pages, I think "the control cannot be validated by value out of the box..." is relevant, but I cannot quite understand the client logic, as it pertains to getting beyond "out of the box..." on the server.
RadComboBox can be easily validated against the Text of its items. This is by design.
The control cannot be validated by value out of the box. The combobox is a composite control, its input area being essentially a <
type"text" ...> DOM element. The .value property of this DOM element corresponds to the actual text being written inside the textbox. This is