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Binding to DataTable

RadToolBar can be bound to DataSet, DataTable, and DataView.

Creating the data table in code

The following example illustrates how to bind to a DataTable that is created in code. The same type of logic can easily be applied to a DataView instead:

  1. Create a function that dynamically creates the data source (in this case, a DataTable):
private DataTable CreateTestTable()
{ 
    DataTable table = new DataTable(); 
    table.Columns.Add( "Text" ); 
    table.Columns.Add( "Value" ); 
    table.Columns.Add( "Tooltip" );  
    table.Rows.Add( new string[] { "button1", "1", "tooltip1" }); 
    table.Rows.Add(new string[] { "button2", "2", "tooltip2" }); 
    table.Rows.Add(new string[] { "button3", "3", "tooltip3" }); 
    return table;
}               
Private Function CreateTestTable() As DataTable

    Dim table As New DataTable()
    table.Columns.Add("Text")
    table.Columns.Add("Value")
    table.Columns.Add("Tooltip")
    table.Rows.Add(New String() {"button1", "1", "tooltip1"})
    table.Rows.Add(New String() {"button2", "2", "tooltip2"})
    table.Rows.Add(New String() {"button3", "3", "tooltip3"})

    Return table

End Function    
  1. Set the DataSource property of the toolbar to the DataTable. At the same time, use the RadToolBar properties to specify the fields to use for the Text and Value properties of buttons. Finally, call the DataBind method to bind the toolbar:
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
{ 
    if (!IsPostBack) 
    {   
        RadToolBar1.DataSource = CreateTestTable();     
        //Set Text and Value:   
        RadToolBar1.DataTextField = "Text";   
        RadToolBar1.DataValueField = "Value";   
        RadToolBar1.DataBind(); 
    }
}               
Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles Me.Load

    If Not IsPostBack Then

        RadToolBar1.DataSource = CreateTestTable()
        'Set Text and Value:   
        RadToolBar1.DataTextField = "Text"
        RadToolBar1.DataValueField = "Value"
        RadToolBar1.DataBind()

    End If
End Sub 
  1. Create a ButtonDataBound event handler to set additional properties on the buttons:
protected void RadToolBar1_ButtonDataBound(object sender, RadToolBarButtonEventArgs e)
{    
    DataRowView row = (DataRowView)e.Button.DataItem;    
    e.Button.ToolTip = row["Tooltip"].ToString();    
}               
Protected Sub RadToolBar1_ItemDataBound(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As RadToolBarButtonEventArgs) Handles RadToolBar1.ItemDataBound

    Dim row As DataRowView = CType(e.Button.DataItem, DataRowView)
    e.Button.ToolTip = row("Tooltip").ToString()

End Sub 

Fetching the data from a separate database

You can use a DataSet when the data comes from a separate database. Just use a data adapter component to assign the data from the database to a DataSet:

note

When binding to a DataSet component, you can set the DataMember property to identify the DataTable within the DataSet to which the toolbar should be bound.

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
{ 
    if (!Page.IsPostBack)
    {   
        OleDbDataAdapter adapter = new OleDbDataAdapter("SELECT * FROM Table1","Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source="+ Server.MapPath("~/App_Data/db1.mdb" ));   
        DataSet table = new DataSet();   
        adapter.Fill(table);   
        RadToolBar1.DataSource = table;   
        RadToolBar1.DataTextField = "Text";  
        RadToolBar1.DataNavigateUrlField = "Value";   
        RadToolBar1.DataBind(); 
    }
}       
Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles Me.Load

    If Not Page.IsPostBack Then
        Dim adapter As New OleDbDataAdapter("SELECT * FROM Table1", "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=" + Server.MapPath("~/App_Data/db1.mdb"))
        Dim table As New DataSet()
        adapter.Fill(table)
        RadToolBar1.DataSource = table
        RadToolBar1.DataTextField = "Text"
        RadToolBar1.DataNavigateUrlField = "Value"
        RadToolBar1.DataBind()
    End If

End Sub     

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