Using Telerik MasterTableView with Nested Master Pages

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  1. Chad
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    Feb 2014

    Posted 17 Feb 2014 Link to this post

    The page hierarchy is as follows:
    - Master
    -- Nested Master
    --- Content

    Inside of the Nested Master Page I have something like the following
    <telerik:RadGrid ID="RadGrid1" ShowStatusBar="true" runat="server" AllowPaging="True" OnItemDataBound="RadGrid1_ItemDataBound"
          PageSize="10" DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1" AllowAutomaticInserts="true" AllowAutomaticUpdates="true" AllowAutomaticDeletes="true" >
            <MasterTableView Width="100%" AutoGenerateColumns="False" DataKeyNames="CenterClassId" CommandItemDisplay="Top"
              DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1" AlternatingItemStyle-BackColor="AntiqueWhite">

                <NestedViewTemplate> 
                    <asp:ContentPlaceHolder ID="RadGrid1Holder" Runat="Server"></asp:ContentPlaceHolder>
                </NestedViewTemplate>
            
            </MasterTableView>
            ....

    This results in an error: "The DataSourceID of 'RadGrid1' must be the ID of a control of type IDataSource.  A control with ID 'SqlDataSource1' could not be found." The 'SqlDataSource1' is defined in the Content Page that inherits from this Nested Master Page. 

    If I remove the <NestedViewTemplate> tags I get a parse error that seems to be complaining about the use <asp:ContentPlaceHolder> inside the scope of the <MasterTableView>. 

    How do I place a ContentPlaceHolder inside of a MasterTableView?

    If this is not possible, then what mechanisms exist that would allow the <MasterTableView> to be defined in the Nested Master Page will allowing the contents of the MasterTableView to be populated at the Content Page level?

    Why do I want to do this? I want to be able to change the look and feel for all of the <MasterTableViews> across my entire site in one location instead of needing to change hundreds of Content Pages. For example, I'd like to be able to change the "Width" or "AlternatingItemStyle-BackColor" parameters in the a Nested Master file, or by some other global mechanism.

    Thanks.
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