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Telerik.Web.UI.RadDropDownList

This Class defines the RadDropDownList.

Inheritance Hierarchy

  • System.Object
  • System.Web.UI.Control
  • System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebControl
  • System.Web.UI.WebControls.BaseDataBoundControl
  • System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataBoundControl
  • Telerik.Web.UI.RadDataBoundControl : IControl, IControlResolver, IFeatureGroup, IPostBackDataHandler, IScriptControl, ISkinnableControl
  • Telerik.Web.UI.ControlItemContainer : IControlItemContainer, INamingContainer, IXmlSerializable
  • Telerik.Web.UI.RadDropDownList : ICallbackEventHandler, IFlatBoundContainer, IPostBackEventHandler

Properties

AriaSettings WaiAriaSettings

Gets the object that controls the Wai-Aria settings applied on the control's element.

AutoPostBack Boolean

Gets or sets a value indicating whether a postback to the server automatically
occurs when the user changes the RadDropDownList selection.

Remarks

Set this property to true if the server needs to capture the selection
as soon as it is made. For example, other controls on the Web page can be
automatically filled depending on the user's selection from a list control.This property can be used to allow automatic population of other controls on
the Web page based on a user's selection from a list.The value of this property is stored in view state.

CausesValidation Boolean

Gets or sets a value indicating whether validation is performed when an item within
the control is selected.

Remarks

By default, page validation is performed when an item is selected. Page
validation determines whether the input controls associated with a validation
control on the page all pass the validation rules specified by the validation
control. You can specify or determine whether validation is performed on both the
client and the server when an item is clicked by using the CausesValidation
property. To prevent validation from being performed, set the
CausesValidation property to false.

ClientChanges IList1`

Gets a list of all client-side changes (adding an Item, removing an Item, changing an Item's property) which have occurred.

ClientDataSourceID String

Gets or sets ID of ClientDataSource control that is used for client side binding

ClientIDMode ClientIDMode

This property is overridden in order to support controls which implement INamingContainer.
The default value is changed to "AutoID".

ClientItemTemplate String

Gets or sets the HTML template of a
when added on the client.

CollapseAnimation AnimationSettings

Gets the settings for the animation played when the dropdown closes.

Remarks

Use the CollapseAnimation property to customize the expand
animation of RadDropDownList. You can specify the
Type and
Duration.
To disable collapse animation effects you should set the
Type to
AnimationType.None.
To customize the expand animation you can use the
ExpandAnimation property.

CssClassFormatString String

The CssClass property will now be used instead of the former Skin
and will be modified in AddAttributesToRender()

DefaultMessage String

Gets or sets a message when there is no selected item in the DropDownList.

DropDownHeight Unit

Gets or sets the height of the dropdown in pixels.

DropDownWidth Unit

Gets or sets the width of the dropdown in pixels.

EnableAjaxSkinRendering String

Gets or sets the value, indicating whether to render the skin CSS files during Ajax requests

Remarks

If EnableAjaxSkinRendering is set to false you will have to register the needed control base CSS file by hand when adding/showing the control with Ajax.

EnableAriaSupport Boolean

When set to true enables support for WAI-ARIA

EnableDirectionDetection Boolean

Determines whether the Direction Detection is enabled or not.

EnableEmbeddedBaseStylesheet Boolean

Gets or sets the value, indicating whether to render the link to the embedded base stylesheet of the control or not.

Remarks

If EnableEmbeddedBaseStylesheet is set to false you will have to register the needed control base CSS file by hand.

EnableEmbeddedScripts Boolean

Gets or sets the value, indicating whether to render script references to the embedded scripts or not.

Remarks

If EnableEmbeddedScripts is set to false you will have to register the needed Scripts files by hand.

EnableEmbeddedSkins String

Gets or sets the value, indicating whether to render links to the embedded skins or not.

Remarks

If EnableEmbeddedSkins is set to false you will have to register the needed CSS files by hand.

EnableRippleEffect Boolean

Returns true if ripple effect should be added

EnableScreenBoundaryDetection Boolean

Determines whether the Screen Boundaries Detection is enabled or not.

EnableVirtualScrolling Boolean

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the functionality to render and load items on demand is enabled or not.

Remarks

When set to true upon scroll a request will be made either to the server or to a web service
in order to render and initialize a new set of items

ExpandAnimation AnimationSettings

Gets the settings for the animation played when the dropdown opens.

Remarks

Use the ExpandAnimation property to customize the expand
animation of RadDropDownList. You can specify the
Type and
Duration.
To disable expand animation effects you should set the
Type to
AnimationType.None.
To customize the collapse animation you can use the
CollapseAnimation property.

ExpandDirection DropDownListExpandDirection

Gets or sets a value indicating the opening direction of RadDropDownList dropdown.
If this property is not set - by default dropdown opens downwards.

Height Unit

Gets or sets the height of the Web server control.

IsSkinSet String

For internal use.

ItemCountPerRequest Int32

Gets or sets the number of Items the RadDropDownList will load when the VirtualScolling
functionality is enabled.

Remarks

When this property is not set the number Items which will be loaded will be calculated based on the height of the DropDrown
of the RadDropDownList and the height of a single item.

Items DropDownListItemCollection

Gets the items of the control.

Remarks

You can use the Items property to add and remove items in the control.

ItemTemplate ITemplate

Gets or sets the that defines how items in the control are displayed.

KeyboardNavigationSettings KeyboardNavigationSettings

Used to customize the keyboard navigation functionality.

LoadingPanelID String

The ID of the RadAjaxLoadingPanel to be displayed during Callback or WebService calls

ODataDataSourceID String

Gets or sets the ODataDataSource used for data binding.

OnClientDropDownClosed String

The client-side event that is fired after the dropdown of the dropdownlist is
closed.

Remarks

The event handler receives two parameter: the instance of the dropdownlist
client-side object and event args. The event can not be cancelled

OnClientDropDownClosing String

The client-side event that is fired before the dropdown of the dropdownlist is
closed.

Remarks

The event handler receives two parameter: the instance of the dropdownlist
client-side object and event args. The event can be cancelled - simply set args.set_cancel to true args.set_cancel(true);
from the event handler and the dropdownlist dropdown will not be closed.

OnClientDropDownOpened String

The client-side event that is fired after the dropdown of the dropdownlist is
opened.

Remarks

The event handler receives two parameter: the instance of the dropdownlist
client-side object and event args. The event cannot be cancelled.

OnClientDropDownOpening String

The client-side event that is fired before the dropdown of the DropDownList is
opened.

Remarks

The event handler receives two parameter: the instance of the dropdownlist
client-side object and event args. The event can be cancelled - simply set args.set_cancel to true args.set_cancel(true);
from the event handler and the dropdownlist dropdown will not be opened.

OnClientItemDataBound String

Gets or sets the name of the JavaScript function called when an Item is created during Web Service Binding mode.

Remarks

The event handler receives two parameters: the instance of of the dropdownlist
client-side object and event argument with get_dateItem() and get_item() methods.

OnClientItemSelected String

The client-side event that is fired when a dropDownListItem is selected.

Remarks

The event handler receives two parameters: the instance of of the dropdownlist
client-side object and event argument with the item which is selected.

OnClientItemSelecting String

The client-side event that is fired when a dropDownListItem is about to be selected.

Remarks

The event handler receives two parameters: the instance of of the dropdownlist
client-side object and event argument with the item which is about to be selected and set_cancel method.The event can be cancelled.

OnClientItemsRequested DropDownListItemCollection

Gets or sets a value indicating the client-side event handler that is called when
the RadDropDownList items were just populated (for example from web service).

Remarks

If specified, the OnClientItemsRequested client-side event
handler is called when the RadDropDownList items were just populated.
Two parameters are passed to the handler:sender, the menu client object;eventArgs, null for this event.This event cannot be cancelled.

OnClientItemsRequestFailed DropDownListItemCollection

Gets or sets a value indicating the client-side event handler that is called when
the operation for populating the RadDropDownList has failed.

Remarks

If specified, the OnClientItemsRequestFailed client-side event
handler is called when the operation for populating the RadDropDownList has failed.
Two parameters are passed to the handler:sender, the menu client object;eventArgs with one property:
set_cancel(), set to true to suppress the default action (alert message).This event can be cancelled.

OnClientItemsRequesting DropDownListItemCollection

Gets or sets a value indicating the client-side event handler that is called when
the RadDropDownList is about to send a request for items (for example from web service).

Remarks

If specified, the OnClientItemsRequesting client-side event
handler is called when the RadDropDownList is about to send a request for items.
Two parameters are passed to the handler:sender, the dropdownlist client object;eventArgs with two properties:
get_context(), an user object that will be passed to the web service.set_cancel(), used to cancel the event.This event can be cancelled.

OnClientLoad String

Gets or sets a value indicating the client-side event handler that is called
after the RadDropDownList client-side object is initialized.

Remarks

If specified, the OnClienLoad client-side event handler is
called after the dropdownlist is fully initialized on the client.A single parameter - the dropdownlist client object - is passed to the
handler.This event cannot be cancelled.

OnClientSelectedIndexChanged Int32

The client-side event that is fired after the selected index of the RadDropDownList has
been changed.

Remarks

The event handler receives two parameters: the instance of of the dropdownlist
client-side object and event argument with the new selected index.

OnClientTemplateDataBound String

Gets or sets the name of the JavaScript function called when the client template for an item is evaluated

Remarks

The event handler receives two parameters: the instance of of the dropdownlist
client-side object and event argument with get_dateItem(), get_html(), set_html() and get_template() methods.

PostBackUrl String

Gets or sets the URL of the page to post to from the current page when a tab
from the tabstrip is clicked.

RegisterWithScriptManager Boolean

Gets or sets the value, indicating whether to register with the ScriptManager control on the page.

Remarks

If RegisterWithScriptManager is set to false the control can be rendered on the page using Web Services or normal callback requests/page methods.

RenderMode RenderMode

Specifies the rendering mode of the control. Setting the mode to Lightweight will yield
HTML 5/CSS 3 html and css. If the set value is Auto use ResolvedRenderMode to receive the actual RenderMode
with respect to the user angent of the current request.

Remarks

Lightweight rendering mode might change the outlook of the component in some older browsers
that don't support CSS3/HTML5.

ResolvedRenderMode RenderMode

Returns resolved RenderMode should the original value was Auto

RuntimeSkin String

Gets the real skin name for the control user interface. If Skin is not set, returns
"Default", otherwise returns Skin.

SelectedIndex Int32

Gets or sets the selected index of the control.

Remarks

Set the selected index to -1 to clear the selection.

SelectedItem DropDownListItem

Gets the currently selected item in the dropdownlist.

Remarks

SelectedItem can be null in client-side binding scenarios.

SelectedText String

Gets the text of the currently selected item in the dropdownlist.

SelectedValue String

Gets the value of the currently selected item in the dropdownlist.

Skin String

Gets or sets the skin name for the control user interface.

Remarks

If this property is not set, the control will render using the skin named "Default".
If EnableEmbeddedSkins is set to false, the control will not render skin.

SupportsDisabledAttribute Boolean

For internal use.

UniqueID String

Gets the unique, hierarchically qualified identifier for the server
control.

ValidationGroup String

Gets or sets the name of the validation group to which this validation
control belongs.

Remarks

This property works only when CausesValidation
is set to true.

WebServiceSettings WebServiceSettings

Gets the settings for the web service used to populate items.

Remarks

Use the WebServiceSettings property to configure the web
service used to populate items on demand.
You must specify both
Path and
Method
to fully describe the service.

                    In order to use the integrated support, the web service should have the following signature:


                    [ScriptService]
                    public class WebServiceName : WebService
                    {
                        private static int totalCount = 100;
                     private static List<DropDownListItemData> itemsList = new List<DropDownListItemData>();

                     static DropDownService()
                     {
                         for (var i = 0; i < totalCount; i++)
                         {
                             DropDownListItemData itemData = new DropDownListItemData();
                             itemData.Text = "Item" + i.ToString();
                             itemData.Value = i.ToString();
                             itemData.Attributes["Attribute"] = "Attribute" + i.ToString();
                             itemsList.Add(itemData);
                         }
                     }

                     [WebMethod]
                     public DropDownListData GetItems(DropDownListContext context)
                     {
                         DropDownListData data = new DropDownListData();
                         data.Items = itemsList.GetRange(context.StartIndex, context.ItemsCount).ToArray();        
                         data.TotalCount = totalCount;

                         return data;
                     }
                    }

                 <System.Web.Script.Services.ScriptService()> _
                    Public Class WebService
                        Inherits System.Web.Services.WebService

                        Private Shared totalCount As Integer = 100
                        Private Shared itemsList As New List(Of DropDownListItemData)()

                        Shared Sub New()
                            For i As Integer = 0 To totalCount - 1
                                Dim itemData As New DropDownListItemData()
                                itemData.Text = "Item" + i.ToString()
                                itemData.Value = i.ToString()
                                itemData.Attributes("Attribute") = "Attribute" + i.ToString()
                                itemsList.Add(itemData)

                            Next
                        End Sub

                        <WebMethod> _
                        Public Function GetItems(context As DropDownListContext) As DropDownListData
                            Dim data As New DropDownListData()
                            data.Items = itemsList.GetRange(context.StartIndex, context.ItemsCount).ToArray()
                            data.TotalCount = totalCount

                            Return data
                        End Function

                    End Class

ZIndex Int32

The HTML Z-index of the items dropdown of RadDropDownList.Its default value is 7000.

Remarks

Can be used when the dropdown is to be shown over content with a specified
Z-index. If the dropdownlist items dropdown is displayed below the content, set the
ZIndex property to a value higher than the value of the HTML content
below.

Methods

AddProperty

Adds the property to the IScriptDescriptor, if it's value is different from the given default.

Parameters

descriptor Telerik.Web.UI.IScriptDescriptor

The descriptor to add the property to.

name System.String

The property name.

value System.Object

The current value of the property.

defaultValue System.Object

The default value.

Returns

System.Void

ApplyConditionalRendering

Use this from RenderContents of the inheritor

Returns

System.Void

ClearSelection

Clears the selection. The property of all items is set to false.

Returns

System.Void

ControlPreRender

Code moved into this method from OnPreRender to make sure it executed when the framework skips OnPreRender() for some reason

Returns

System.Void

CreateControlRenderer

This method should return object that implements IDropDownListRenderer or Inherits the

Returns

Telerik.Web.UI.IRenderer

DescribeRenderingMode

Should be used by inheritors

Returns

System.Void

FindItemByText

Finds the first DropDownListItem with Text that
matches the given text value.

Parameters

text System.String

The string to search for.

Returns

Telerik.Web.UI.DropDownListItem The first DropDownListItem that matches the
specified text value.

FindItemByText

Finds the first DropDownListItem with Text that
matches the given text value.

Parameters

text System.String

The string to search for.

ignoreCase System.Boolean

A Boolean indicating a case-sensitive or insensitive comparison (true indicates a case-insensitive comparison).

Returns

Telerik.Web.UI.DropDownListItem The first DropDownListItem that matches the
specified text value.

FindItemByValue

Finds the first DropDownListItem with Value that
matches the given value.

Parameters

value System.String

The value to search for.

Returns

Telerik.Web.UI.DropDownListItem The first DropDownListItem that matches the
specified value.

FindItemByValue

Finds the first DropDownListItem with Value that
matches the given value.

Parameters

value System.String

The value to search for.

ignoreCase System.Boolean

A Boolean indicating a case-sensitive or insensitive comparison (true indicates a case-insensitive comparison).

Returns

Telerik.Web.UI.DropDownListItem The first DropDownListItem that matches the
specified value.

GetEmbeddedSkinNames

Returns the names of all embedded skins. Used by Telerik.Web.Examples.

Returns

System.Collections.Generic.List1`

GetXml

Gets an XML string representing the state of the control. All child items and their properties are serialized in this
string.

Remarks

Use the GetXml method to get the XML state of the control. You can cache it and then restore it using
the LoadXml method.

Returns

System.String A String representing the state of the control - child items, properties etc.

LoadClientState

Loads the client state data

Parameters

clientState System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary{System.String,System.Object}

Returns

System.Void

LoadContentFile

Populates the control from an XML file

Parameters

xmlFileName System.String

Name of the XML file.

Returns

System.Void

LoadPostData

Loads the posted content of the list control, if it is different from the last posting.

Parameters

postDataKey System.String

The key identifier for the control, used to index the postCollection.

postCollection System.Collections.Specialized.NameValueCollection

A that contains value information indexed by control identifiers.

Returns

System.Boolean true if the posted content is different from the last posting; otherwise, false.

LoadPostData

Executed when post data is loaded from the request

Parameters

postDataKey System.String

postCollection System.Collections.Specialized.NameValueCollection

Returns

System.Boolean

LoadXml

Loads the control from an XML string.

Remarks

Use the LoadXml method to populate the control from an XML string. You can use it along the GetXml
method to implement caching.

Parameters

xml System.String

The string representing the XML from which the control will be populated.

Returns

System.Void

OnItemCreated

Raises the event.

Parameters

e Telerik.Web.UI.DropDownListItemEventArgs

The instance containing the event data.

Returns

System.Void

OnItemDataBound

Raises the event.

Parameters

e Telerik.Web.UI.DropDownListItemEventArgs

The instance containing the event data.

Returns

System.Void

OnItemSelected

Raises the event.

Parameters

e Telerik.Web.UI.DropDownListEventArgs

The instance containing the event data.

Returns

System.Void

OnSelectedIndexChanged

Raises the event.

Parameters

e Telerik.Web.UI.DropDownListEventArgs

The instance containing the event data.

Returns

System.Void

OnTemplateNeeded

Raises the event.

Parameters

e Telerik.Web.UI.DropDownListItemEventArgs

The instance containing the event data.

Returns

System.Void

RaisePostDataChangedEvent

Executed when post data changes should invoke a changed event

Returns

System.Void

RegisterCssReferences

Registers the CSS references

Returns

System.Void

RegisterScriptControl

Registers the control with the ScriptManager

Returns

System.Void

SaveClientState

Saves the client state data

Returns

System.String