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ldc0618 asked on 28 Jul 2010, 10:10 PM
<telerik:RadComboBox ID="ddlFolders" runat="server">
                            <telerik:RadComboBoxItem  />
                            <ItemTemplate >
                               <uc1:PhotoMove ID="PhotoMove1" PhotoID='<%# ((GridItem)Container).ItemIndex.ToString() %>' runat="server" />

I am trying to load a user control inside the itemtemplate of a combobox. The combox is inside a radGrid. The user control needs the PhotoID:
'<%# ((GridItem)Container).ItemIndex.ToString() %>'

However, this is not allowed and throws this error:
error CS0030: Cannot convert type 'Telerik.Web.UI.RadComboBoxItem' to 'Telerik.Web.UI.GridItem' ---> System.Web.HttpParseException:

What is an alternative way to pass a dynamic id to a nested user control that is inside a combobox which is inside a radgrid?


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answered on 03 Aug 2010, 03:24 PM

You should subscribe to OnItemDataBound event and set this property there:

protected void RadGrid1_ItemDataBound(object sender, GridItemEventArgs e)
    RadComboBox combo = (RadComboBox) e.Item.FindControl("ddlFolders");
    if(combo != null)
        ((PhotoMove)combo.Items[0].FindControl("PhotoMove1")).PhotoID = e.Item.ItemIndex.ToString();

Please check whether the cast of the user control is correct.

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