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Setting ITemplate for DataBound Menu Items
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Fire
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Fire asked on 11 Jan 2011, 10:12 AM
I have issues setting a custom ITemplate implementation on RadMenuItems.

I populate the RadMenu using the DataSource property.

In which event during the databinding am I supposed to set the ItemTemplate property on the RadMenuItem (which gets created during the databinding process ... I populate the DataSource using custom data objects) so that it gets applied?

The second issue ... I only want to apply the custom ITemplate implementation for one level in the MenuItem hierarchy. The first level should use the default rendering, the second level should use a custom template.

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Yana
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answered on 14 Jan 2011, 03:31 PM
Hello,

Please check the following help articles about adding templates at run-time:

Templates Overview
Adding templates

you can set the template only for child  items by checking the item level:

TextBoxTemplate template = new TextBoxTemplate();
foreach (RadMenuItem item in RadMenu1.GetAllItems())
 {
     if(item.Level > 0)
        template.InstantiateIn(item);
 }
RadMenu1.DataBind();

Hope this helps.

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Yana
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Fire
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answered on 18 Jan 2011, 02:24 PM
I saw that sample. That is not what I want, nor is it what I was asking for.

Which is why I asked for a sample using the DataSource Property  "I populate the RadMenu using the DataSource property."

So again: I connect a DataSource implementatioin to the Radmenu instance using the DataSource property. How do I instantiate and assign the ITemplate implementation for the menu items?

In which event am I supposed to set the Itemplate?
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Yana
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answered on 19 Jan 2011, 03:36 PM
Hello,

I've attached a simple example with Northwind database to demonstrate the approach, please download it and give it a try.

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Yana
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Gian Carlo Zamboni
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answered on 10 Aug 2011, 02:16 PM
The example code help me with the same problem, thanks. I think you should add to your documentation the line code "item.databind();" when using a datasource.
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Peter
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answered on 15 Aug 2011, 07:12 AM
Hi Gian,

Thanks for the reasonable suggestion. We will review the documenation and make the needed improvements.

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Peter
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