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Sean asked on 23 Jan 2009, 04:28 PM

I am using a RadGrid programatically.  I have a GridTemplateColumn :


      GridTemplateColumn colState = new GridTemplateColumn();  
      colState.ItemTemplate = new StateControl();  
      colState.HeaderText = "State";  
      colState.Visible = false


which uses the following ItemTemplate :


public class StateControl : ITemplate  
   public void InstantiateIn(System.Web.UI.Control container)  
      RadComboBox radcomboState = new RadComboBox();  
      radcomboState.Skin = "Outlook";  
      radcomboState.ID = "radcomboState";  
      radcomboState.AllowCustomText = false;  
      radcomboState.SelectedIndexChanged += new RadComboBoxSelectedIndexChangedEventHandler(radcomboState_SelectedIndexChanged);  
      radcomboState.AutoPostBack = true;  
      radcomboState.Visible = true;  

The RadGrid is set up to allow grouping and all works ok.  However, when the group node is collapsed, the contents disappear from the cell which contains the ItemTemplate data.  The contents disappear even from cells that are not in the group which is being collapsed.

As a test, I set up the ItemTemplate in the .ascx file like this : 


               <telerik:GridTemplateColumn HeaderText="State" Reorderable="true">  
                     <telerik:RadComboBox Skin="Outlook" runat="server" ID="radcomboState" AllowCustomText="false" 
                        OnSelectedIndexChanged="radcomboState_SelectedIndexChanged" AutoPostBack="true">  

And it worked fine.  The contents remained in the cells when the group was collapsed.
In the example I have used a RadCombo box, but the same occurs when using a simple Literal.
I need to be able to acheive this programmatically, have I missed something or is there a bug here?


Sean Duffy

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answered on 26 Jan 2009, 07:37 AM
Hello Sean,

In order to preserved their state, when template columns creating  programmatically, the entire RadGrid should be created programmatically in page's init event. Please refer to the following help article (under Creating template columns programmatically section) for more details.

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