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Inserting new item into RadCombobox

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Amit
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Amit asked on 18 Oct 2010, 11:02 AM
Hey everyone,

I am using a RadCombBox on my page that i've binded to a database column.Now,i want it to show an initial value at page_load like select your Name.i am doing this--
if (!IsPostBack) 
{
    RadComboBox1.Items.Insert(0, new RadComboBoxItem("Select Your Name", "0"));
     RadComboBox1.SelectedIndex = 0;
}
not workin,am i missing something?..plz help

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Amit

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answered on 18 Oct 2010, 12:59 PM
Hello Amit,

If you are binding the combobox after this line or using a DataSource control, you should set AppendDataBoundItems="true", to prevent the binding from clearing the items collection.

I hope that helps.
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answered on 18 Oct 2010, 01:10 PM
Hello Amit,


Adding some more information to Cori's reply. Another option is using the EmptyMessage property of RadComboBox (for that you need to set the AllowCustomText property to True). When setting EmptyMessage property, the message shows as text in the input field of the combobox when no items selected.

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
  RadComboBox1.EmptyMessage = "Please select a country";
}


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