Selecting the first item in RadComboBox does not fire

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  1. Adnan AlSmail
    Adnan AlSmail avatar
    3 posts
    Member since:
    Dec 2009

    Posted 04 Nov 2020 Link to this post

    In Radgrid, I use RadComboBox to filter the contents of a column in the code behind as the DataSourceId of RadComboBox needs to be set programmatically based on the user's selection.  The filter works Ok and the SelectedIndexChanged fires an event in the code behind. However, when I select the first item, which I included in the markup to clear out the filter, an event does not fire and I cannot clear out the filter.

    The item, which I include in the markup, looks like the following:

            <telerik:RadComboBox Text="" Value="" />

    Any help will be appreciated.

  2. Attila Antal
    Attila Antal avatar
    588 posts

    Posted 06 Nov 2020 Link to this post

    Hi Adnan,

    I have made a quick test and the RadComboBox will fire the event even if there is no Text or Value assigned to it.

    You can test his behavior as well as using the following code:

    <telerik:RadComboBox ID="RadComboBox1" runat="server" RenderMode="Lightweight" AutoPostBack="true" OnSelectedIndexChanged="RadComboBox1_SelectedIndexChanged">
            <telerik:RadComboBoxItem Text="" Value="" />
            <telerik:RadComboBoxItem Text="Item 2" Value="Item2" />
            <telerik:RadComboBoxItem Text="Item 3" Value="Item3" />
            <telerik:RadComboBoxItem Text="Item 4" Value="Item4" />
    <br />
    <br />
    <asp:Label ID="Label1" runat="server" Text=""></asp:Label>



    protected void RadComboBox1_SelectedIndexChanged(object sender, Telerik.Web.UI.RadComboBoxSelectedIndexChangedEventArgs e)
        Label1.Text += string.Format("SelectedIndexChanged fired. SelectedValue = {0}<br />", e.Value);


    In your case, perhaps, there is AJAX involved and probably there are exceptions that are hidden by the AJAX framework. That would make it look like nothing happened after you have selected the first item.

    In order to find out the issue, the first step of troubleshooting would be to remove AJAX from the ASPX Page, MasterPage, or UserControl if available. You can also disable it, but I suggest removing it because that makes sure there is no trace of it. See Get more descriptive errors by disabling AJAX

    Once you remove the AJAX and try to replicate the issue if there was an exception it will now show up and give you a better idea of what the problem is. Eliminate the issue and add AJAX back to the page. 

    I could also take a look at it myself and see if I can spot the issue, but for that, I would need to see the complete setup. How the Combo is bound, where it is located, how the data source is changed, etc.. It would be helpful if you could share more details like the complete ASPX page and ASPX.CS/ASPX.VB code.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Attila Antal
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