RadComboBox Value not set - takes Text instead

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  1. Damian Chen
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    Sep 2009

    Posted 24 Jan 2010 Link to this post

    I have the followin radcombobox, where there is a text I wish to display in the dropdown, and a value i will to save in the database:


    <telerik:RadComboBox EnableTextSelection="false" ID="RadComboBoxForm" Skin="Office2007" CollapseAnimation-Type="InCubic" ExpandAnimation-Type="OutCubic" runat="server" SelectedValue='<%# Eval( "FormTypeId" ) %>' Text='<%# Bind( "FormTypeId" ) %>'>






    <telerik:RadComboBoxItem runat="server" Text="" Value="" />



    <telerik:RadComboBoxItem runat="server" Text="Caplet" Value="1" />



    <telerik:RadComboBoxItem runat="server" Text="Capsule" Value="2" />



    <telerik:RadComboBoxItem runat="server" Text="Controlled Release" Value="3" />



    <telerik:RadComboBoxItem runat="server" Text="Elixir" Value="4" />



    <telerik:RadComboBoxItem runat="server" Text="Ointment" Value="5" />



    <telerik:RadComboBoxItem runat="server" Text="Solution" Value="6" />



    <telerik:RadComboBoxItem runat="server" Text="Supplement" Value="7" />



    <telerik:RadComboBoxItem runat="server" Text="Suspension" Value="8" />



    <telerik:RadComboBoxItem runat="server" Text="Syrup" Value="9" />



    <telerik:RadComboBoxItem runat="server" Text="Tablet" Value="10" />







    I am databinding, and I have an integer key awaiting the value of the radcombo in the database.  I am finding that it is finding the text value and not the "Value" of the radcombobox which is an integer.  Is there any way to store the integer value in the database instead ?


  2. Veselin Vasilev
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    Posted 25 Jan 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Damian Chen,

    Do you use the SelectedValue property to get the value of the combobox? What does your query look like?

    Also, you can omit binding the Text property - if you bind the SelectedValue - it will update the Text automatically.

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  3. Damian Chen
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    Posted 26 Jan 2010 Link to this post

    Thanks for that suggestion - omitting the Text attribute did the trick.  Thank you so much.
  4. Allen
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    Mar 2011

    Posted 30 Jun 2011 Link to this post

    But what if you want to allow EITHER  a number to be entered directly or picked from a list?  Doesn't seem to bind the value back to the viewmodel property.  Property is the value of RadDataPager.PageSize
  5. Dimitar Terziev
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    Posted 06 Jul 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Allen,

    The scenario that you are trying to implement is not supported. You could not use the text entered in the input as you are using the selected value. However you could retrieve this text on the server-side and then use it to manipulate the data source.

    If I'm missing something in your scenario, please open a support ticket and provide us with more information about your particular implementation.

    Kind regards,
    Dimitar Terziev
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