Kendo.Mvc.UI.Fluent.DropDownListBuilder

Defines the fluent interface for configuring the DropDownList component.

Methods

AutoBind(System.Boolean)

Controls whether to bind the widget to the DataSource on initialization.

Example (ASPX)

<%= Html.Kendo().DropDownList()
    .Name("DropDownList")
    .AutoBind(false)
%>

AutoWidth(System.Boolean)

Controls whether to adjust the popup width

Example (ASPX)

<%= Html.Kendo().DropDownList()
    .Name("DropDownList")
    .AutoWidth(false)
%>

BindTo(System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<Kendo.Mvc.UI.DropDownListItem>)

Binds the DropDownList to a list of DropDownListItem.

Parameters

dataSource System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<Kendo.Mvc.UI.DropDownListItem>

The data source.

Example (ASPX)

<%: Html.Telerik().DropDownList()
    .Name("DropDownList")
    .BindTo(new List<DropDownListItem>
{
    new DropDownListItem{
    Text = "Text1",
    Value = "Value1"
    },
    new DropDownListItem{
    Text = "Text2",
    Value = "Value2"
    }
})
%>

BindTo(System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<System.Web.Mvc.SelectListItem>)

Binds the DropDownList to a list of SelectListItem.

Parameters

dataSource System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<System.Web.Mvc.SelectListItem>

The data source.

Example (ASPX)

<%: Html.Telerik().DropDownList()
    .Name("DropDownList")
    .BindTo(new List<SelectListItem>
{
    new SelectListItem{
    Text = "Text1",
    Value = "Value1"
    },
    new SelectListItem{
    Text = "Text2",
    Value = "Value2"
    }
})
%>

DataValueField(System.String)

Sets the field of the data item that provides the value content of the list items.

Example (ASPX)

<%= Html.Kendo().DropDownList()
    .Name("DropDownList")
    .DataTextField("Text")
    .DataValueField("Value")
%>

EnforceMinLength(System.Boolean)

If set to true the widget will not show all items when the text of the search input cleared. By default the widget shows all items when the text of the search input is cleared. Works in conjunction with minLength.

Example (ASPX)

<%= Html.Kendo().DropDownList()
    .Name("DropDownList")
    .MinLength(3)
    .Filter("contains")
    .EnforceMinLength(true)
%>

Events(System.Action<Kendo.Mvc.UI.Fluent.DropDownListEventBuilder>)

Configures the client-side events.

Parameters

clientEventsAction System.Action<Kendo.Mvc.UI.Fluent.DropDownListEventBuilder>

The client events action.

Example (ASPX)

<%= Html.Kendo().DropDownList()
    .Name("DropDownList")
    .Events(events =>
        events.Change("change")
    )
%>

Filter(System.String)

Use it to enable filtering of items.

Example (ASPX)

<%= Html.Kendo().DropDownList()
    .Name("DropDownList")
    .Filter("startswith");
%>

Filter(Kendo.Mvc.UI.FilterType)

Use it to enable filtering of items.

Example (ASPX)

<%= Html.Kendo().DropDownList()
    .Name("DropDownList")
    .Filter(FilterType.Contains);
%>

Items(System.Action<Kendo.Mvc.UI.Fluent.DropDownListItemFactory>)

Defines the items in the DropDownList

Parameters

addAction System.Action<Kendo.Mvc.UI.Fluent.DropDownListItemFactory>

The add action.

Example (ASPX)

<%= Html.Telerik().DropDownList()
    .Name("DropDownList")
    .Items(items =>
    {
        items.Add().Text("First Item");
        items.Add().Text("Second Item");
    })
%>

OptionLabel(System.String)

Define the text of the default empty item.

Example (ASPX)

<%= Html.Kendo().DropDownList()
    .Name("DropDownList")
    .OptionLabel("Select country...")
%>

OptionLabel(System.Object)

Define the object of the default empty item.

Example (ASPX)

<%= Html.Kendo().DropDownList()
    .Name("DropDownList")
    .DataTextField("Text")
    .DataValueField("Value")
    .OptionLabel(new { Text = "Text1", Value = "Value1" })
%>

MinLength(System.Int32)

Specifies the minimum number of characters that should be typed before the widget queries the dataSource.

Example (ASPX)

<%= Html.Kendo().DropDownList()
    .Name("DropDownList")
    .MinLength(3)
%>

SelectedIndex(System.Int32)

Use it to set selected item index

Parameters

index System.Int32

Item index.

Example (ASPX)

<%= Html.Kendo().DropDownList()
    .Name("DropDownList")
    .SelectedIndex(0);
%>

CascadeFrom(System.String)

Use it to set the Id of the parent DropDownList.

Example (ASPX)

<%= Html.Telerik().DropDownList()
    .Name("DropDownList2")
    .CascadeFrom("DropDownList1")
%>

CascadeFromField(System.String)

Use it to set the field used to filter the data source.

Example (ASPX)

<%= Html.Telerik().DropDownList()
    .Name("DropDownList2")
    .CascadeFrom("DropDownList1")
    .CascadeFromField("ParentID")
%>

Text(System.String)

Define the text of the widget, when the autoBind is set to false.

Example (ASPX)

<%= Html.Telerik().DropDownList()
    .Name("DropDownList")
    .Text("Chai")
    .AutoBind(false)
%>

Text(System.Object)

Define the default item of the widget when the autoBind option is set to false.

OptionLabelTemplate(System.String)

OptionLabelTemplate to be used to render the option label content.

Example (ASPX)

<%= Html.Kendo().DropDownList()
    .Name("DropDownList")
    .OptionLabelTemplate("#= data #")
%>

OptionLabelTemplateId(System.String)

OptionLabelTemplateId to be used to render the option label content.

Example (ASPX)

<%= Html.Kendo().DropDownList()
    .Name("DropDownList")
    .OptionLabelTemplateId("widgetOptionLabelTemplateId")
%>

ValueTemplate(System.String)

ValueTemplate to be used to render the selected value.

Example (ASPX)

<%= Html.Kendo().DropDownList()
    .Name("DropDownList")
    .ValueTemplate("#= data #")
%>

ValueTemplateId(System.String)

ValueTemplateId to be used to render the selected value.

Example (ASPX)

<%= Html.Kendo().DropDownList()
    .Name("DropDownList")
    .ValueTemplateId("widgetValueTemplateId")
%>