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Client Templates


RadListBox now supports client templates. The templates are declared in the ClientItemTemplate tag and support the following expressions for evaluating code:

  • #= ... # - Data - Evaluates the Javascript code expression or a string property from the data item and outputs the result in the template.
  • # ... # - Code - Evaluates the JavaScript code expression inside. Does not output value.
  • #: ... # - HTML-encode - Same as the data expression, but HTML-encodes the result.

The templates are applied automatically to all items loaded through web service. To apply a client template to an arbitrary item, you have to call the bindTemplate() function on that item:

function addItem(itemText) {
	var item = new Telerik.Web.UI.RadListBoxItem();
	var list = $find('<%=RadListBox1.ClientID%>');

You can also define a specific template to individual items on the client:

function setTemplate(item) {
	item.set_clientTemplate("Item Text: #= Text #");
  • DefaultVB.aspx
  • DefaultVB.aspx.vb
  • styles.css
<%@ Page AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="DefaultVB.aspx.vb" Inherits="ListBox.Examples.Functionality.ClientTemplates.DefaultVB"Language="vb"  %>

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html xmlns=''>
<head runat="server">
    <title>Telerik ASP.NET Example</title>
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <telerik:RadScriptManager runat="server" ID="RadScriptManager1" />
    <telerik:RadSkinManager ID="RadSkinManager1" runat="server" ShowChooser="true" />
    <div class="demo-container size-thin">
        <telerik:RadListBox RenderMode="Lightweight" runat="server" ID="RadListBox1" Width="300" Height="400" Skin="Telerik">
                <div class="imageWrap">
                    <img src="#= Attributes.ImageUrl # " alt=" #= Text # " style="height:80px;width:65px;" />
                <div class="panelWrap">
                    <ul class="personDetails">
                        <li class="contactName">#= Text #</li>
                        <li class="title">#= Attributes.ContactTitle #</li>
                        <li class="city">#= Attributes.City #</li>
            <WebServiceSettings Method="GetCustomers" Path="defaultcs.aspx" />

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