Return DataValueField text

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  1. Kurt Kluth
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    Oct 2009

    Posted 03 Apr 2013 Link to this post

    Having setup my Autocompletebox properly and returning values, I now need to take the DataValueField and update the database when they click the update button.  However in my code-behind I am unable to reference the selectedvalue. 

    <telerik:RadAutoCompleteBox ID="radEmailUser" runat="server"
        DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1"  DataTextField="Contact_Email"
        DataValueField="EmailListID" Filter="StartsWith" InputType="Text"
        Width="300px" DropDownWidth="300px" TextSettings-SelectionMode="Single">
            <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "contact_Email")%> (
            <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "first_name")%>  
            <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "last_name")%>)

    I would like to get the value (EmailListID) that is selected and pass that onto a stored procedure for updating.  Unable to properly reference the value.  How can I get the value?

  2. Kurt Kluth
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    Posted 08 Apr 2013 Link to this post

    Update on this post:  Didn't use the AutoCompletebox because was too slow and couldn't get the value I was looking for.  Used a RadComboBox instead and it worked in a similar fashion but much faster. 

  3. Answer
    Nencho avatar
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    Posted 08 Apr 2013 Link to this post

    Hello Kurt,

    I noticed that you had enabled a Single selection mode of the RadAutoCompleteBox control. Therefor, I would suggest you to access the entry's value in the following manner (in a Button_Click event handler for example): radEmailUser.Entries[0].Value;. Here is video, demonstrating the behavior at my end, implementing the above suggestion.

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  4. Thomas
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    Posted 17 Dec 2014 in reply to Kurt Kluth Link to this post

    So how did you end up getting the DataValueField value?
  5. Kurt Kluth
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    Posted 19 Dec 2014 in reply to Thomas Link to this post


    I don't recall and a search for the control came up empty to provide you a solution that we ended up implementing.  Sorry.
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