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Adam
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Adam asked on 15 Jul 2014, 03:18 PM
Hi i have Mvc application. where i have a text box and desired behavior is to search the item in DB and if found, widget will display the found list in suggestion options so i can add to local list 

and if the item don't exist, add the new item [ thru same widget ] in the database when we press enter.

since autocomplete Widget don't allow to add new items, i went with combobox

can we add new item in combobox widget in the same time if we are performing the server filtering

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Georgi Krustev
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answered on 16 Jul 2014, 11:50 AM
Hello,

Currently the ComboBox widget (applicable for AutoComplete, DropDownList, MultiSelect too) is designed to show the end user a suggestion box with items. It is not designed to allow create/update operations through the UI, this functionality cannot be accomplished out-of-the-box. What you can do to achieve your goal is to provide to the user an additional form, which will give him/her the ability to add new item. Once it is added, you can rebind the combobox and select this new item. Here are some helpful links:

# get widget data source
http://docs.telerik.com/kendo-ui/api/web/combobox#fields-dataSource

# add item to the data source:
http://docs.telerik.com/kendo-ui/api/framework/datasource#methods-add

# set widget value
http://docs.telerik.com/kendo-ui/api/web/combobox#methods-value

Please note that this functionality is a custom solution and its implementation is up to the developer 

Regards,
Georgi Krustev
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