Thanks but that does not address my issue and still leaves a blank row at the top of the dropdown list. Also, I do not want to remove my main window filter for reasons explained below.
I'll step back and explain how my Scheduler is setup.
Similar to the telerik Demo's main page that have 3 people check boxes at the top of the page for filtering. My page has 8 Department check boxes that work the same and great!. The filtering is very important to my client because each of the 8 departments has between 15 and 40 tasks every Friday. Friday is the only day they use.
My Client's weekly staff meetings deal with the department one at a time. Eg. They Filter on Mechanics (6) and the view now shows only the 35 mechanic tasks. They now double click to add a new task and my Custom edit window shows so they can add a task to just that mechanic dept (6). My Edit Kendo().DropDownListFor has a seperate datasouce not with a filter but sourced by a where clause (Where OwnID = 6).
Yes only OwnerID 6 shows in the drop down but it also has a blank row so department 6 is not auto selected.
The weird thing is that if in the Custom edit window the (Where OwnerID = 1) then my datasource only retrieves department 1 and now there is no blank row and just department 1 gets autoselected.
It works perfect for 1 but not 7 to 8.
Thanks so much for your patience.