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The following article demonstrates the usage of the server-side event OnItemDataBound.

The ItemDataBound event occurs for each item that is added to the Items collection of the SearchContext when it is bound. This event only occurs if the items are loaded from a data source (the DataSource or DataSourceID property is set). The event handler receives two parameters:

  • The SearchContext that is loading items. This argument is of type object, but can be cast to the SearchContext type.

  • A SearchBoxContextItemEventArgs object. This object has an Item property, which provides access to the item that was just bound. This item has a DataItem property, which lets you access the item in the data source, to which the SearchContextItem is being bound.

Example 1: Demonstrates how to use the ItemDataBound event handler, in order to set the ImageUrl property of the SearchContextItem.

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    RadSearchBox3.SearchContext.ItemDataBound += SearchContext_ItemDataBound;

void SearchContext_ItemDataBound(object sender, SearchBoxContextItemEventArgs e)
    e.Item.ImageUrl = ((DataRowView)e.Item.DataItem)["PhotoPath"].ToString();

        Protected Sub Page_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
            RadSearchBox3.SearchContext.ItemDataBound += SearchContext_ItemDataBound
        End Sub

        Private Sub SearchContext_ItemDataBound(sender As Object, e As SearchBoxContextItemEventArgs)
            e.Item.ImageUrl = DirectCast(e.Item.DataItem, DataRowView)("PhotoPath").ToString()

        End Sub

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