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Server-side Programming Overview

You can configure the settings of RadMultiColumnComboBox and create its elements in the code-behind via the Server-Side API of the control.

RadMultiColumnComboBox Server-side Events

In the R2 2019 release, server-side events for the RadMultiColumnComboBox control are introduced. Here is a list of the available events:

RadMultiColumnComboBox Public Properties and Methods

For a list with the server-side properties and methods of the control, see the Server-Side API of the RadMultiColumnComboBox class. You can also find it in the intellisense in Visual Studio.

Get Selected Text and Value

RadMultiColumnComboBox exposes the Text and Value server-side properties that contain the information from the DataTextField and DataValueField fields respectively.

Example 1: Get selected value and text from RadMultiColumnComboBox

<telerik:RadMultiColumnComboBox runat="server" ID="RadMultiColumnComboBox1" Skin="Default"
    DataTextField="TheText" DataValueField="ID"
    Width="300" DropDownWidth="300">
        <telerik:MultiColumnComboBoxColumn Field="ID" Title="ID" />
        <telerik:MultiColumnComboBoxColumn Field="TheText" Title="Name" />
        <telerik:MultiColumnComboBoxColumn Field="MoreData" Title="Extra Info" />
    <PopupSettings />

<asp:Button Text="Get Data" ID="Button1" OnClick="Button1_Click" runat="server" />
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    if (!Page.IsPostBack)
        var data = Enumerable.Range(0, 10).Select(x => new
            ID = x,
            TheText = "Name " + x,
            MoreData = "Extra " + x

        RadMultiColumnComboBox1.DataSource = data;


protected void Button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    string text = RadMultiColumnComboBox1.Text;
    string val = RadMultiColumnComboBox1.Value;
    string result = string.Format("text: {0}<br />value: {1}", text, val);
Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles Me.Load
    If Not Page.IsPostBack Then
        Dim data = Enumerable.Range(0, 10).[Select](Function(x) New With {
                                                        Key .ID = x,
                                                        Key .TheText = "Name " & x,
                                                        Key .MoreData = "Extra " & x

        RadMultiColumnComboBox1.DataSource = data
    End If
End Sub

Protected Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
    Dim text As String = RadMultiColumnComboBox1.Text
    Dim val As String = RadMultiColumnComboBox1.Value
    Dim result As String = String.Format("text: {0}<br />value: {1}", text, val)
End Sub
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