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Invalid ItemIndex when handling OnCommand Event on both server and client sides

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Reticent asked on 07 Nov 2008, 02:57 PM
I'm using Telerik RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX 2008 Q2 and 3.5.

I use a GridButtonColumn to do something on call back to server and it works just fine. The problem arises when I try to do something on the client side when I click the ButtonColumn. After adding the the client side handler, e.Item.ItemIndex will always be set to zero on the server. It only occurs when the CommandName is "View", but "RowClick" works as expected. The problem does not depend on what the client side handler does and an empty client side handler also causes this effect.

Am I doing anything wrong or is there a workaround?

The grid:
                            <telerik:RadGrid ID="GridMessages" runat="server" OnItemCommand="GridMessages_ItemCommand"
                                <MasterTableView AutoGenerateColumns="False" DataKeyNames="ID"
                                    <Columns> ...
                                        <telerik:GridButtonColumn CommandName="View" ImageUrl="Images/view.gif" ButtonType="ImageButton" 
                                            DataTextField="ID" UniqueName="view"
                                            <HeaderStyle Width="16px" /> 
                                <ClientSettings EnablePostBackOnRowClick="true"
                                    <ClientEvents OnCommand="GridMessages_Command" /> 
                                    <Selecting AllowRowSelect="True" /> 

The server side code:
    protected void GridMessages_ItemCommand(object source, GridCommandEventArgs e) 
        if (!(e.Item is GridDataItem)) 
        e.Item.Selected = true
        var id = e.Item.OwnerTableView.DataKeyValues[e.Item.ItemIndex]["ID"].ToString(); 
        // ... 
        // Load the selected message from database 
        switch (e.CommandName) 
            case "RowClick"
                // Preview the message
            case "View"
                // Open message in a new tab

The client side code:
    function GridMessages_Command(sender, args) 
        // Sets the selected page view of a multipage 


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Nikolay Rusev
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answered on 11 Nov 2008, 07:16 AM
Hello Reticent,

Can you show us how you bind your RadGrid?
If you don't bind your control server-side its Items collection will be empty when ItemCommand occurs.

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