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The clicking event occurs when the RadSwitch control is clicked, immediately after the mouse button is released. The event is fired after the client-side validation occurs, and can be canceled.

The event handler receives two parameters:

  1. The instance of the clicked RadSwitch control.

  2. An eventArgs parameter of type Telerik.Web.UI.ButtonCancelEventArgs, containing the following properties and methods:

    • get_cancel() - returns a bool value that indicates whether the event was canceled. True means the event is canceled.

    • set_cancel(shouldCancel) - sets a bool value that indicates whether the event will be canceled. Setting true means the event will be canceled.

    • get_commandName() - returns the value assigned to the RadSwitch's CommandName property.

    • get_commandArgument() - returns the value assigned to the RadSwitch's CommandArgument property.

This event comes handy in scenarios when the user wants to cancel the page submission, or prevent execution of the other client-side events based on a certain condition. One such scenario is confirming the submission of the page to the server. We ask the user if she wants to submit the page, and if a negative answer is received, we cancel the clicking event. Here is the code:

Example 1: Handling OnClientClicking event in RadSwitch.

<script type="text/javascript">
    function Clicking(sender, args) {
        args.set_cancel(!window.confirm("Are you sure?"));

<telerik:RadSwitch ID="RadSwitch1" runat="server" OnClientClicking="Clicking" OnClick="RadSwitch1_Click">

<telerik:RadLabel ID="Label1" runat="server" AssociatedControlID="RadSwitch1" Text=""></telerik:RadLabel>
protected void RadSwitch1_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    Label1.Text = "RadSwitch was clicked at: " + DateTime.Now.ToString();
Protected Sub RadSwitch1_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
    Label1.Text = "RadSwitch was clicked at: " + DateTime.Now.ToString
End Sub

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