SelectedValue problem

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  1. Bader
    Bader avatar
    215 posts
    Member since:
    Aug 2008

    Posted 19 Jan 2011 Link to this post


    I have a problem in displaying the returned value from Database in the radcombobox. In other words if I put the following code in the RadGrid EditForm then I can't submit the changes (If I click update I recieve an error):
    <telerik:RadComboBox ID="CstmrIDRadComboBox" OffsetX="-20" Skin="Vista" 
                                runat="server" Width="250px" Height="150px" AutoPostBack="false"
                                EnableLoadOnDemand="true" ShowMoreResultsBox="true" DataValueField="CstmrID" DataTextField="CstmrName"
                                EnableVirtualScrolling="true"  SelectedValue='<%# DataBinder.Eval( Container, "DataItem.CstmrID" ) %>' >
                                <WebServiceSettings Method="GetCstmrsNames" Path="AddBsns.aspx" />

    private const int ItemsPerRequest = 10;
    public static RadComboBoxData GetCstmrsNames(RadComboBoxContext context)
        DataTable data = GetData(context.Text);
        RadComboBoxData comboData = new RadComboBoxData();
        int itemOffset = context.NumberOfItems;
        int endOffset = Math.Min(itemOffset + ItemsPerRequest, data.Rows.Count);
        comboData.EndOfItems = endOffset == data.Rows.Count;
        List<RadComboBoxItemData> result = new List<RadComboBoxItemData>(endOffset - itemOffset);
        for (int i = itemOffset; i < endOffset; i++)
            RadComboBoxItemData itemData = new RadComboBoxItemData();
            itemData.Text = data.Rows[i]["CstmrName"].ToString();
            itemData.Value = data.Rows[i]["CstmrID"].ToString();
        comboData.Message = GetStatusMessage(endOffset, data.Rows.Count);
        comboData.Items = result.ToArray();
        return comboData;
    private static DataTable GetData(string text)
        SqlDataAdapter adapter = new SqlDataAdapter("SELECT * from Customers WHERE CstmrName LIKE @text + '%'",
        adapter.SelectCommand.Parameters.AddWithValue("@text", text);
        DataTable data = new DataTable();
        return data;
    private static string GetStatusMessage(int offset, int total)
        if (total <= 0)
            return "No matches";
        return String.Format("{0} <b>1</b>-<b>{1}</b> {2} <b>{3}</b>", "Customers", offset, "Of", total);

    Please, can you explain to me what is the problem and how can I fix it.
    It is appreciated to send me the modified code.

  2. Kalina
    Kalina avatar
    918 posts

    Posted 20 Jan 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Bader,

    Please take a look at the  “Load On Demand RadComboBox inside an EditItemTemplate of RadGrid“ Code Library - the approach how to implement RadComboBox with Load On Demand within a RadGrid is described there.
    Additionally there is a sample project that you can download and test.

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