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Using DropDownList field for making another property required or not required


Product Version 2022.3.913
Product Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC Grid


How to dynamically change if a field is required in PopUp Edit Mode of a Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC Grid by using another field with DropDownList Editor?


The example below is implemented as per the following steps:

  1. Use a DataAnnotation attribute for the DropDownList to point to the desired Editor Template for the field.
  2. Handle the Change Event of the DropDownList.
  3. In the Event handler, get the input field that will be set as required or non-required, depending on the value of the DropDownList.
  4. Use jQuery to set the required property to true or false.

The following example demonstrates the steps described above.

@model string

          .BindTo(new List<string>() {
              "ShipName is required",
              "ShipName is not required"
         .HtmlAttributes(new { style = "width: 100%" })
         .Events(e => e.Change("onDDLChange"))
        public string EnableShipName { get; set; }
   function onDDLChange() {
        var dropDownList = this;
        var ddlValue = dropDownList.value();

        if (ddlValue == "ShipName is required") {
            $("#ShipName").prop('required', true);
        else {
            $("#ShipName").prop('required', false);

For more examples on Grid editing, see the following demos:

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