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Stuart Hemming
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Stuart Hemming asked on 15 Apr 2010, 07:02 PM
Consider the following code...
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" > 
  <head runat="server"
    <title></title
  </head> 
  <body> 
    <form id="form1" runat="server"
      <telerik:RadScriptManager ID="RadScriptManager1" runat="server"
      </telerik:RadScriptManager> 
      <telerik:RadToolBar ID="RadToolBar1" runat="server" style="width:100%;"
        <Items> 
          <telerik:RadToolBarSplitButton runat="server" EnableDefaultButton="true" DefaultButtonIndex="0" > 
            <Buttons> 
              <telerik:RadToolBarButton Value="first" ImageUrl="Images/ticket1-16.png" /> 
              <telerik:RadToolBarButton Value="second" ImageUrl="Images/tickets16.png"  /> 
            </Buttons> 
          </telerik:RadToolBarSplitButton> 
        </Items> 
      </telerik:RadToolBar> 
      <hr /> 
      <telerik:RadToolBar ID="RadToolBar2" runat="server" style="width:100%;"
        <Items> 
          <telerik:RadToolBarSplitButton runat="server" EnableDefaultButton="true" DefaultButtonIndex="0" > 
            <Buttons> 
              <telerik:RadToolBarButton Value="first" ImageUrl="Images/ticket1-16.png" Text="One Ticket" /> 
              <telerik:RadToolBarButton Value="second" ImageUrl="Images/tickets16.png" Text="Multiple Tickets" /> 
            </Buttons> 
          </telerik:RadToolBarSplitButton> 
        </Items> 
      </telerik:RadToolBar> 
    </form> 
  </body> 
</html> 

You can see that the only noteworthy difference between the two toolbars is that the first has no text associated with the buttons in the splitbutton control.

If you run this page, you will see that the top toolbar displays the splitbutton with just an image, which is what I want. Clicking on the down arrow, however, displays nothing.

Clicking on the down arrow of splitbutton on the 2nd toolbar displays the menu of buttons, which is what I want.

In short, what I'm looking for is a use the splitbutton so that it displays JUST the icon and the down arrow on the toolbar but BOTH the icon and the text in the dropdown menu.

Any clues?

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Yana
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answered on 19 Apr 2010, 11:57 AM
Hi Stuart,

This requirement can be achieved like this:

<telerik:RadToolBar ID="RadToolBar2" runat="server" style="width:100%;" OnClientButtonClicked="buttonClicked">
    <Items>
      <telerik:RadToolBarSplitButton runat="server" EnableDefaultButton="false" ImageUrl="arrow.gif">
        <Buttons>
          <telerik:RadToolBarButton Value="first" ImageUrl="Images/ticket1-16.png" Text="One Ticket" />
          <telerik:RadToolBarButton Value="second" ImageUrl="Images/tickets16.png" Text="Multiple Tickets" />
        </Buttons>
      </telerik:RadToolBarSplitButton>
    </Items>
  </telerik:RadToolBar>

and the following javascript function:

<script type="text/javascript">
    function buttonClicked(sender, args) {
        var btn = args.get_item();
        btn.get_parent().set_imageUrl(btn.get_imageUrl());
    }
</script>


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Yana
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Stuart Hemming
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answered on 23 Apr 2010, 12:28 PM
Yana,

Thanks for that, it worked a treat.

I've used a similar technique to set things like the text, tooltip and commandArgument.

For anyone else reading this, you should note that changing things like the commandArgument need you to wrap the calls in a trackChanges/commitChanges pair for the newly assigned values to be available serverside.

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answered on 23 Jan 2015, 12:30 AM
Hi,

I know this is an old post, but I have the same requirement.

I was surprised that without me doing anything, the text + image from the child button that was clicked replaces that on the splitbutton.  This is great, but I only want the image.

Here's my declaration:

<telerik:RadToolBarSplitButton runat="server" Value="textColor">
                        <Buttons>
                            <telerik:RadToolBarButton runat="server" Text="Antique" Value="antique" ImageUrl="Images/Navvia/color_antique_white_16x16.png">
                            </telerik:RadToolBarButton>
                            <telerik:RadToolBarButton runat="server" Text="Aqua" Value="aqua" ImageUrl="Images/Navvia/color_aqua_16x16.png">
                            </telerik:RadToolBarButton>
                            <telerik:RadToolBarButton runat="server" Text="Chartreuse" Value="chartreuse" ImageUrl="Images/Navvia/color_chartreuse_16x16.png">
                            </telerik:RadToolBarButton>
                            <telerik:RadToolBarButton runat="server" Text="Coral" Value="coral" ImageUrl="Images/Navvia/color_coral_16x16.png">
                            </telerik:RadToolBarButton>
                        </Buttons>
                    </telerik:RadToolBarSplitButton>

I tried to do a parent.set_text('') in the OnClientButtonClicked event, but that did nothing.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

Jim
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Hristo Valyavicharski
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answered on 27 Jan 2015, 02:28 PM
Hi,

What if you put the image inside the ItemTemplate:

<telerik:RadToolBarSplitButton runat="server" Value="textColor">
      <Buttons>
          <telerik:RadToolBarButton runat="server" Value="antique">
              <ItemTemplate>
                  <img src="/images/folder.png" alt="" />
              </ItemTemplate>
          </telerik:RadToolBarButton>

Does it help?

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jlj30
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answered on 27 Jan 2015, 07:18 PM
Hi,

Thanks for the tip.
Unfortunately, it doesn't address my issue.
Your approach removes the text from the child buttons;  that was not the issue.
I need text on the child buttons but NOT on the splitbutton itself.

I have found an acceptable workaround which changes the font size of the text on the splitbutton to zero.
Here's the CSS:

<style type="text/css">
        div.RadToolBar_Office2007 .rtbWrap /* toolbar buttons */
        {
            font-size: 0px;
        }
         
        div.RadToolBarDropDown_Office2007 .rtbWrap /* toolbar drop-down items */
        {
            font-size: 12px;
        }
 
    </style>

Jim
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