How to bind initial value for ComboBox with server filtering?

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  1. StefanDV
    StefanDV avatar
    1 posts
    Member since:
    Nov 2012

    Posted 25 Jul 2016 Link to this post



    I am using databinding in my MVC view with ComboBoxFor (see sample below).

    This works great when I am using this the first time (new record). However, when I want to Edit my entity, I want that upon opening the view, the ProductName is already there. How to accomplish this? If I set the .Text property then this is showed, but the binding gets lost when I save. Is there a way set force a call to the controller to get the ProductName based upon the bound MyProductId?


    @(Html.Kendo().ComboBoxFor(m => m.MyProductID)
              .Placeholder("Select product")
              .HtmlAttributes(new { style = "width:100%;" })
              .DataSource(source => {
                  source.Read(read =>
                      read.Action("GetProducts", "Home");

  2. Danail Vasilev
    Danail Vasilev avatar
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    Posted 27 Jul 2016 Link to this post

    Hello Stefan,

    Since you mentioned new records and editing I guess the combobox is integrated as an editor template inside a databound control (e.g., a grid). If that is the case you can examine the samples below which illustrate similar approaches:

        - Grid editing using ComboBox with remote binding and filtering
        - Using Cascading DropDownLists as custom editors for Grid InCell edit mode
        - Grid to handle cascading dropdownlists with popup or inline editing mode
       -  Grid / ForeignKey column

    Danail Vasilev
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