Thank you for writing.
Before getting to your question, I would like to let you know that RadComboBox
control is obsolete since Q2 2010. Once we release Q2 2011, this control will no longer be supported. This is why, it is highly recommendable to upgrade
to its ancestor - RadDropDownList
As to your question at hand, the Find
methods of RadComboBox
are always searching by the display text of the items. So you can achieve the desired behavior by either setting both the display and the value members of the control to the value or you can simply iterate over the combo items in a for loop and search the value member for the desired value.
I hope the provided information addresses your question. Should you have any other questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
the Telerik team
Q1’11 SP1 of RadControls for WinForms is available for download
; also available is the Q2'11 Roadmap
for Telerik Windows Forms controls.