Select a ComboBox Value from Jquery

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  1. Thomas
    Thomas avatar
    1 posts
    Member since:
    Nov 2012

    Posted 17 Dec 2012 Link to this post


    I have a little issue, i'm explaining :

    I'm working with Kendo and Google Map API and some data are retrieve from the API, like address, postal code, city, country, etc...
    I would like to populate different ComboBoxes (Address combobox, Postal Code combobox, etc...)

    The problem is that i don't know how to retrieve the selected value from a combobox, any idea please ?

    Here is my code :

    On Controller (which populate countries combobox) :

    public JsonResult GetCascadeCountries()
       return Json(_db.Countries.Select(c => new {CountryId = c.Id, CountryName = c.CountryName }), JsonRequestBehavior.AllowGet);

    Index.cshtml : 

               .Placeholder("Select a country")
               .DataSource(source => {
               	source.Read(read => {

    In the javascript file :

    if (elt.types[0] == 'country')
            var countriesComboBox = $('#Countries').data("kendoComboBox");
            var selectItem = function (dataItem) {
                //dataItem argument is a ComboBox data item.
                return dataItem.Text == elt.long_name;

    I tried with a document.getElementsByName ou document.getElementById, to set the value, but i still fail :/

    Any idea ?


    Edit : I've found, you have to set the trigger manually : countriesComboBox.trigger("change");
  2. Petur Subev
    Petur Subev avatar
    1882 posts

    Posted 19 Dec 2012 Link to this post

    Hello Thomas,

    Your approach to select value looks correct. Check this JSBin it selects the second item properly. 
    To get the actual value you should use the value method.

    Kind Regards,
    Petur Subev
    the Telerik team
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