RadDropDownList end user Custom Text

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  1. Hubert
    Hubert avatar
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    May 2016

    Posted 17 May 2016 Link to this post


    I would like to know how can I implements my WinForms to enable Custom Text for users. 

    I have tried the "readOnly" attributes set to false but it's not working.


    Actually, the list is filled with datasource and with a databoud method, but I want to allow users to enter values in this element. 

    I made some research but have not found what I searched for. 


    Please let me know if you need more informations about my problem.

    Thant you in advance for your help.

    Regards Jeremie

  2. Dess | Tech Support Engineer, Sr.
    Dess | Tech Support Engineer, Sr.  avatar
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    Posted 18 May 2016 Link to this post

    Hello Jeremie,

    Thank you for writing.

    In order to enable typing in the editable area of RadDropDownList, it is necessary to set the DropDownStyle property to RadDropDownStyle.DropDown. However, if you type a custom text, it won't match any item in the drop down. Hence, no selected item will be available. If you need to type a custom text and associate it with the relevant item, it is necessary to add a new record to the associated DataSource. A sample approach which can be adopted for RadDropDownList is demonstrated in the following help article: http://docs.telerik.com/devtools/winforms/gridview/editors/how-to/allow-end-users-to-add-items-to-dropdownlisteditor

    I hope this information helps. Should you have further questions I would be glad to help.

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