Binding nested objects

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  1. Steve
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    Dec 2008

    Posted 23 Jul 2010 Link to this post

    Heres a sample structure


    So I want to have a combo box which contains every person who exists in Area.  However the DataTextField exists way back in Person.  So I can get that by navigating up the reference fields in the code behind, but I have NO idea how to do this in the markup...whenever I try and nest the object like if I set the DS to Area, then do Student.Person.FirstName it will tell me Student or Person isn't a property of Area...

    How do I configure the OADataSource to do that?
  2. PetarP
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    Posted 29 Jul 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Steve,

     I would advice you to have a look in this blog post. The blog post explains how to handle hierarchical set of data. Even though the blog is targeted at our data source in combination with a rad grid the same is achieved with combo box as well. I hope you find the blog post useful.
    Please do contact us if you face any problems.

    Best wishes,
    the Telerik team
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