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Adam asked on 05 Sep 2012, 07:29 AM
Hi All,

I've not had much experience with the rad controls, but what I see so far is pretty good.

I did some searching online, but either was using the wrong search terms or what I want to do is not possible.

I have a listbox on a page.  What I want to do is bind it to a linq datasource with checkboxes filled in from the datasource.

I'm hoping that I can pass in a datasource with 3 columns:

ReceivedEmail: Boolean
ClientID: Int
ClientName: String

True-1-Fred Smith
True-2-Betty White
False-3-Amy Whinehouse

This would produce a list with the three names and the first 2 items checked without any extra work in code...

I was talking to one of the other guys I work with and he said that he usually binds to a datasource and then loops through all the list items after binding has finished and then sets the checked flag..
This seemed a little inefficient, and figured that if the control handled it, why not do it in one go..

Does this make sense..??  Can it be done already..???

Many thanks

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answered on 10 Sep 2012, 06:09 AM
Hello Adam,

The following example shows how you could use the RadListBox in a scenario like yours:
<telerik:RadListBox ID="RadListBox1" runat="server" CheckBoxes="True" Width="200px"
    Height="300px" OnItemDataBound="RadListBox1_ItemDataBound"
    DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1" DataValueField="ClientID" DataTextField="ClientName">
<asp:SqlDataSource ID="SqlDataSource1" runat="server"
    ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:TelerikConnectionString %>"
    SelectCommand="SELECT [ClientID], [ClientName], [ReceivedEmail] FROM [BooleanTable]">
protected void RadListBox1_ItemDataBound(object sender, RadListBoxItemEventArgs e)
    DataRowView dataRow = e.Item.DataItem as DataRowView;
    if(Int32.Parse(dataRow["ReceivedEmail"].ToString()) == 1){
        e.Item.Checked = true;

More on the RadListBox specifics you can find out in its online documentation or on its online examples.

I hope this will be helpful!

Kind regards,
the Telerik team
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