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Ajax Binding

You can configure the Telerik UI ComboBox for Ajax binding to the Northwind Products table which uses Linq to SQL.

The ToDataSourceResult() extension method modifies the structure of the result and the widget is not able to bind to it. In this case, return a simple array of data.

  1. Create an action method which renders the view.

    public ActionResult Index()
    {
        return View();
    }
    
  2. Create a new action method and pass the Products table as JSON result.

    public JsonResult GetProducts()
    {
        NorthwindDataContext northwind = new NorthwindDataContext();
    
        return Json(northwind.Products, JsonRequestBehavior.AllowGet);
    }
    
  3. Add an Ajax-bound ComboBox.

    @(Html.Kendo().ComboBox()
        .Name("productComboBox") // The name of the ComboBox is mandatory. It specifies the"id" attribute of the widget.
        .DataTextField("ProductName") // Specify which property of the Product to be used by theComboBox as a text.
         .DataValueField("ProductID") // Specify which property of the Product to be used by theComboBox as a value.
            .DataSource(source =>
        {
                 source.Read(read =>
                 {
                    read.Action("GetProducts", "Home"); // Set the Action and Controller names.
                })
                .ServerFiltering(true); // If true, the DataSource will not filter the data on theclient.
        })
           .SelectedIndex(0) // Select the first item.
    )
<kendo-combobox name="productComboBox" // The name of the ComboBox is mandatory. It specifies the"id" attribute of the widget.
                datatextfield="ProductName" // Specify which property of the Product to be used by theComboBox as a text.
                datavaluefield="ProductID" // Specify which property of the Product to be used by theComboBox as a value.
                index="0"> // Select the first item.
    <datasource server-filtering="true"> // If true, the DataSource will not filter the data on theclient.
        <transport>
            <read url="@Url.Action("GetProducts", "Home")" /> // Set the Action and Controller names.
        </transport>
    </datasource>
</kendo-combobox>

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