This project demonstrates how to implement a custom MVVM binding and disable the default value binding for a ComboBox.
The approach prevents the initial binding when a selected value is set. It can also be used to avoid the default value binding behavior when the ComboBox is bound to a great amount of data.
To see the example, refer to the project on how to use ComboBoxes with remote binding and filtering.
For more runnable examples on the Kendo UI Grid in ASP.NET MVC applications, browse its How To documentation folder.