Depending on the project, you can bind Telerik ASP.NET DropDownList either on the server to any ASP.NET data source control (AccessDataSource, SqlDataSource, LinqDataSource, EntityDataSource, ObjectDataSource, XmlDataSource), or on the client to ASP.NET Web Services, WCF, ADO.NET, OData services and Page Methods.
Telerik DropDown control for ASP.NET AJAX uses advanced CSS rendering with list items rather than HTML tables to keep the page output clean and minimal. The semantic rendering not only improves the responsiveness of your applications, but also makes your web pages easier to crawl for search spiders and thus, more SEO-friendly.
RadDropDownList enables users to use the keyboard for any action they can trigger with the mouse, including selecting items, navigating up and down the items, as well as typing the name of the item to navigate to it.
The Telerik DropDownList control was built for compliance with major accessibility standards, such as W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0/2.0 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
In simple scenarios where you don’t need the vast amount of features of RadComboBox, it will be better for you to use RadDropDownList because:
Use a single property to apply any of the 20 ready-to-use built-in themes, including an innovative mobile skin. Create a consistent look for your apps, while saving design and front-end development time. You can easily customize our existing skins or create your own with our Visual Style Builder.
Why should you build a mobile version of your application when the same app can work equally well on mobile and desktop devices? The Telerik Drop Down control makes this possible by handling touch events in the same manner as those triggered by a keyboard or a mouse. In addition, the control comes with a mobile skin specially designed for a better user experience on touch devices.
When using the control in your apps, rest assured it behaves as expected and has a consistent look and feel in all browsers.
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