Dynamically Created RadComboBox

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  1. Zash
    Zash avatar
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    Member since:
    Aug 2005

    Posted 11 Nov 2011 Link to this post


    I created radcombobox dynamically. I want to add EnableLoadOnDemand functionality from codebehind. I need a sample of code in asp.net having this functionality doing from codebehind.

  2. Princy
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    Member since:
    Mar 2007

    Posted 13 Nov 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Zash,

    You can try the following code snippet.

    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        RadComboBox rdcmb = new RadComboBox();
        rdcmb.ID = "RadComboBox1";
        rdcmb.AutoPostBack = true;
        rdcmb.MarkFirstMatch = true;
        rdcmb.AutoCompleteSeparator = ",";
        rdcmb.EnableLoadOnDemand = true;
        rdcmb.EnableAutomaticLoadOnDemand = true;
        rdcmb.LoadingMessage = "Loading...";
        SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection(ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["NorthwindConnectionString"].ToString());
        String s = "select FirstName,EmployeeID from Employees";
        SqlDataAdapter dr = new SqlDataAdapter(s, con);
        DataTable dt = new DataTable();
        rdcmb.DataSource = dt;
        rdcmb.DataTextField = "FirstName";
        rdcmb.DataValueField = "EmployeeID";

  3. Ivana
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    657 posts

    Posted 16 Nov 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Rukunuz,

    To see how RadComboBox is bound to various data sources, you could refer to the DataBinding section of the Combo's online documentation.

    To enable the load on demand functionality, you need to set the property LoadOnDemand to true, and subscribe to the OnItemsRequested server-side event, where the items will be populated when they are requested on demand (which happens when the user opens the drop-down list, or type in the input field), as in the code-block below:
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        RadComboBox combo = new RadComboBox();
        combo.ID = "RadComboBox1";
        combo.EnableLoadOnDemand = true;
        combo.ItemsRequested += new RadComboBoxItemsRequestedEventHandler(combo_ItemsRequested);
    protected void combo_ItemsRequested(object sender, RadComboBoxItemsRequestedEventArgs e)
        RadComboBox combo = (RadComboBox)sender;
        for (int i = 0; i <= 3; i++)
            combo.Items.Add(new RadComboBoxItem("item_" + i.ToString()));

    More about load on demand mechanism, could be found at the following help article: RadComboBox: LoadOnDeman.

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    the Telerik team
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