Set Foreground for watermarked: EmtyText

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  1. Triet Nguyen Cong
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    Mar 2010

    Posted 08 Sep 2010 Link to this post

    I want change foreground of EmtyText from Black color (current) to Gray color as WatermarkedTextBox's watermark?
    i'm using NonEditableTemplate, i don't want to using EditableTemplate.
    Help me!
  2. Answer
    Valeri Hristov
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    Posted 08 Sep 2010 Link to this post


    RadComboBox has a property EmptySelectionBoxTemplate which can be used instead of EmptyText. In this DataTemplate you could put a TextBlock with the desired color and text.

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  4. Murray
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    Aug 2010

    Posted 17 Jan 2014 Link to this post

    Hi Valari

    Is there a way to use this template if the RadComboBox is:
    • IsReadOnly="True"
    • IsEditable="True"

    the template you suggested only seems to work if the RadComboBox is not editable.

  5. Vladi
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    Posted 21 Jan 2014 Link to this post


    When the control is in edit mode the displayed template is a simple TextBox. In order to set a Empty Text to that TextBox all you need to do is set the EmptyText of the control. Setting a more complex DataTemplate when the control is in that mode is not possible since the ComboBox relies on the input text in order to trigger its editable functionalities like the searching functionality.

    Hope this is helpful.

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  6. Murray
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    Posted 21 Jan 2014 Link to this post

    How embarrassing! I forgot about that property

    Thanks Vladi
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