DropDownTree - Binding to Telerik ClientDataSource

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  • About this demo
  • C#
  • VB

Since Q2 2014 the RadDropDownTree can be bound to RadClientDataSource control. This functionality is provided out of the box through the server-side ClientDataSourceID property.

RadDropDownTree needs the following properties in order to load its items properly:

  • DataFieldID—defines the data source field name which will be associated with the unique identifier of the node.
  • DataFieldParentID—defines the data source field name which will be associated with the parent ID of the node.
  • DataText—defines the data source field name which will be shown as a text of the node.
  • DataValue—defines the data source field name which will be considered as a value of the node.

Note: The web service returns more than collection and OnDataRequested event is used to specify which one should be processed by the client data source control.

  • DefaultCS.aspx
<%@ Page Title="" Language="C#"  AutoEventWireup="true" Inherits="Telerik.QuickStart.QsfPage" %>

<%@ Register TagPrefix="telerik" Namespace="Telerik.Web.UI" Assembly="Telerik.Web.UI" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">
<html xmlns='http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml'>
<head runat="server">
    <title>Telerik ASP.NET Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <telerik:RadScriptManager runat="server" ID="RadScriptManager1" />
    <telerik:RadSkinManager ID="RadSkinManager1" runat="server" ShowChooser="true" />
    <telerik:RadClientDataSource runat="server" ID="RadClientDataSource1">
        <DataSource>
            <WebServiceDataSourceSettings ServiceType="OData" BaseUrl="http://demos.telerik.com/kendo-ui/service/Northwind.svc/">
                <Select Url="Employees/?inlinecount=allpages&%24select=EmployeeID%2CLastName%2CFirstName%2CReportsTo" DataType="JSON" />
            </WebServiceDataSourceSettings>
        </DataSource>
        <Schema DataName="d.results">
        </Schema>
    </telerik:RadClientDataSource>
    <div class="demo-container size-thin">
        <telerik:RadDropDownTree RenderMode="Lightweight" ID="RadDropDownTree1" runat="server" DropDownSettings-Height="220px" Width="100%" 
            ClientDataSourceID="RadClientDataSource1" DataTextField="FirstName" DataValueField="LastName" DataFieldID="EmployeeID"
            DataFieldParentID="ReportsTo">
            <DropDownSettings AutoWidth="Enabled"  />
        </telerik:RadDropDownTree>
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

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