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Foreign key data in custom row

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Jason Maronge asked on 24 Jan 2012, 04:33 PM
I have a grid that contains a field with a foreign key to a lookup table.  


Using a normal grid row I would normally display the Table2Id using a RadComboBox like follows to display the text:

        DataMemberBinding="{Binding Table2Id}"
        Header="Table2 Name"
        UniqueName="Table2Id" />

Now I want to go from a normal row to a custom row like the one in the demos:

Currently I am getting the text for the name by doing a round about way:

Basically I have a StackPanel that contains a TextBlock and a RadComboBox making the RadComboBox that is bound to the datasource invisible and setting the text of the TextBlock to the SelectedItem of the RadComboBox:

    <TextBlock Margin="2"
               Text="{Binding ElementName=Table2sList,
                              Converter={StaticResource table2Converter}}" />
    <telerik:RadComboBox Name="Table2sList"
                         SelectedValue="{Binding Table2Id}"
            <Interactivity:EventTrigger EventName="Loaded">
                <gala:EventToCommand Command="{Binding DataContext.Table2sListLoadedCommand,
                                     CommandParameter="{Binding ElementName=Table2sList}"
                                     PassEventArgsToCommand="True" />

The problem with this route it that it takes a lot of work to hook the commands up and get the data loaded.  Is there any other way to do that will be much more maintainable and easier to setup?  I guess what I am looking for is the easiest way to get the foreign key data in the custom row.

On the demo page above it would be like the Title field coming from a look up table instead of text from the main data source.



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answered on 26 Jan 2012, 10:38 AM
Hello Jason,

 Generally the only Telerik component with lookup functionality is RadComboBox. 

Kind regards,
the Telerik team

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