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MultiColumnComboBox Grouping

The MultiColumnComboBox component can display the listed items in groups. This can improve the user experience and make browsing the items faster.

To enable MultiColumnComboBox grouping, set the GroupField parameter to a field name from the model. The MultiColumnComboBox will display the corresponding field values as group headers in the dropdown. Nested values of complex object properties are supported (see the example below).

The group headers stick to the top of the dropdown during scrolling. In other words, users will always know which is the group of the current topmost items in the scrollable list.

Grouping in the MultiColumnComboBox

<TelerikMultiColumnComboBox Data="@MultiComboData"
        <MultiColumnComboBoxColumn Field="@nameof(Product.Name)" Title="Product"></MultiColumnComboBoxColumn>
        <MultiColumnComboBoxColumn Field="@nameof(Product.Quantity)"></MultiColumnComboBoxColumn>

<TelerikGrid Data="@MultiComboData" Pageable="true" Groupable="true">
        <GridColumn Field="@nameof(Product.Name)"></GridColumn>
        <GridColumn Field="Category.Name"></GridColumn>

@code {
    private List<Product> MultiComboData { get; set; }

    private int SelectedProduct { get; set; }

    protected override void OnInitialized()
        var rnd = new Random();

        MultiComboData = Enumerable.Range(1, 30).Select(x => new Product()
            Id = x,
            Name = $"Product {x}",
            Category = new Category() { Id = x % 7 + 1, Name = $"Category {x % 7 + 1}" },
            Quantity = rnd.Next(0, 30)


    public class Product
        public int Id { get; set; }
        public string Name { get; set; }
        public Category Category { get; set; }
        public int Quantity { get; set; }

    public class Category
        public int Id { get; set; }
        public string Name { get; set; }


  • One level of grouping is supported.
  • The Placeholder (e.g. "Select item...") is always rendered above the sticky group header in the dropdown.
  • A grouped MultiColumnComboBox will provide a Groups property with a single GroupDescriptor in the DataSourceRequest argument of its OnRead event. This will allow the developer to apply grouping with manual data operations.
  • GroupHeaderTemplate and GroupItemTemplate will be introduced in a future version. Currently there is a bug in the Blazor framework that prevents us from supporting them.
  • Virtual scrolling with grouping will be supported in a future version.

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