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Binding RadTicker

RadTicker's databinding mechanism is the same as RadRotator's one. Because RadRotator support literal content only, you must use the DataTextField property to select which field to bind to:

<telerik:RadTicker ID="RadTicker1" AutoStart="true" DataSourceID="AccessDataSource1"
    DataTextField="ProductName" Loop="true" runat="server">
<asp:AccessDataSource ID="AccessDataSource1" runat="server" DataFile="~/App_Data/Nwind.mdb"
    SelectCommand="SELECT [ProductName], [UnitPrice], [UnitsInStock] FROM [Alphabetical List of Products]">
DataTable data = new DataTable();
data.Rows.Add(new object[] { "1", "ticker item text 1" });
data.Rows.Add(new object[] { "2", "ticker item text 2" });
RadTicker1.DataSource = data;
RadTicker1.DataTextField = "MyValue"; //"MyValue" column provides values for the Text property of databound ticker items
Dim data As New DataTable()
data.Rows.Add(New Object() {"1", "ticker item text 1"})
data.Rows.Add(New Object() {"2", "ticker item text 2"})
RadTicker1.DataSource = dataRadTicker1.DataTextField = "MyValue" '"MyValue" column provides values for the Text property of databound ticker items

If needed, you can feed different lines to the control's items collection by using the RadTickerItem tag. RadTicker is also able to read literal content that is inside the RadTickerItem tags. This way you can construct your tickers easily without having to worry about missing to use the template tags. You can use them only when you need them.

<telerik:RadTicker ID="RadTicker1" AutoStart="true" Loop="true" runat="server">
        <telerik:RadTickerItem ID="RadTickerItem1" runat="server">Ticker Item 1</telerik:RadTickerItem>
        <telerik:RadTickerItem ID="RadTickerItem2" runat="server">Ticker Item 2</telerik:RadTickerItem>
        <telerik:RadTickerItem ID="RadTickerItem3" runat="server">Ticker Item 3</telerik:RadTickerItem>
        <telerik:RadTickerItem ID="RadTickerItem4" runat="server">Ticker Item 4</telerik:RadTickerItem>
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