Server Binding

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

  1. Create a new action method and pass the Products table as the model.

    public ActionResult Index()
    {
        NorthwindDataContext northwind = new NorthwindDataContext();
    
        return View(northwind.Products);
    }
    
  2. Make your view strongly typed.

    @model IEnumerable<MvcApplication1.Models.Product>
    
  3. Add a server bound DropDownList.

    @(Html.Kendo().DropDownList()
        .Name("productDropDownList") // The name of the DropDownList is mandatory. It specifies the "id" attribute of the widget.
        .DataTextField("ProductName") // Specify which property of the Product to be used by the DropDownList as a text.
        .DataValueField("ProductID") // Specify which property of the Product to be used by the DropDownList as a value.
        .BindTo(Model)   // Pass the list of Products to the DropDownList.
        .SelectedIndex(10) // Select an item with index 10. Note that the indexes are zero-based.
    )
    

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