You can bind Telerik ASP.NET DropDownTree on the server to any ASP.NET data source control (AccessDataSource, SqlDataSource, LinqDataSource, EntityDataSource, ObjectDataSource, XmlDataSource, OpenAccessDataSource) or on the client to Web Services.
Single and Multiple Selection
Users can select a single item or multiple items via checkboxes. You have full control over what users can select – an individual node, the node and its children or Tristate.
Allow your users to quickly find items by typing. RadDropDownTree comes with two built-in filters: "Contains" and "StartsWith." For optimal performance, the control allows you to set the number of minimum characters typed by the user for the results to start appearing.
Selected Item Visualization Options
Either display the text of the selected item alone or include the full path to the categories the item belongs to.
Advanced Customizations Through Templates
Add images, change the fonts, colors and backgrounds of the RadDropDownTree header, footer and nodes through server or client templates to best match the control’s appearance to your scenario.
Rich Set of Server-Side and Client-Side Events
Leverage the full set of server-side and client-side events of Telerik DropDownTree to handle every user interaction and create custom interactivity for your project.
Keyboard Navigation Support
RadDropDownTree allows your users to use the keyboard for any action they can trigger with the mouse, including opening and closing the dropdown, navigating, expanding and collapsing the items and more.
Visual Studio Integration and Design-Time Support
Install Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX, the suite containing RadDropDownTree, to get the control available in your Visual Studio Toolbox. Drag and drop it onto the design surface and use the SmartTag, the Properties Window or the rich Design-Time wizards to codelessly configure the control and make it fully functional.
Use a single property to apply any of the 20 ready-to-use built-in themes, including an innovative mobile skin. Create a consistent look for your apps, while saving design and front-end development time. You can easily customize our existing skins or create your own with our Visual Style Builder.
Why build a mobile version of your application when the same app can work equally well on mobile and desktop devices? Telerik ASP.NET DropDown Tree control makes this possible by handling touch events in the same manner as those triggered by a keyboard or a mouse. In addition, the control comes with a mobile skin specially designed for a better user experience on touch devices.
When using the control in your apps, rest assured it behaves as expected and has a consistent look and feel in all major browsers.