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Declarative Datasources

Using ObjectDataSource (Animal Ancestors)

  • Animals
    • Wolf
      • Alaskan husky
      • Mackenzie River husky
      • Malamute

Using SqlDataSource (Delivery company organization)

  • Andrew Fuller
    • Nancy Davolio
    • Janet Leverling
    • Margaret Peacock
RadOrgChart supports binding to various types of data sources, including declarative data sources.

The declarative data sources are hierarchical. Setting DataFieldID and DataFieldParentID properties creates parent-child relationship. Setting DataTextField property is optional.

RadOrgChart supports binding to an ObjectDataSource as well. The DataFieldID and DataFieldParentID, DataTextField properties can be bound to the underlying business object's properties.

  • DefaultCS.aspx
  • OrgChartDataItem.cs
<%@ Page Language="c#"  %>

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

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html xmlns=''>
<head runat="server">
    <title>Telerik ASP.NET Example</title>

    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <telerik:RadScriptManager runat="server" ID="RadScriptManager1" />
    <telerik:RadSkinManager ID="RadSkinManager1" runat="server" ShowChooser="true" />
    <div class="demo-container no-bg size-wide">
        <h3>Using ObjectDataSource (Animal Ancestors)</h3>
        <telerik:RadOrgChart RenderMode="Lightweight" ID="RadOrgChart2" runat="server" DataSourceID="ObjectDataSource1"
            DataFieldID="ID" DataFieldParentID="ParentID" DataTextField="Text" />
    <div class="demo-container no-bg size-wide">
        <h2>Using SqlDataSource (Delivery company organization)</h2>
        <telerik:RadOrgChart RenderMode="Lightweight" ID="RadOrgChart3" runat="server" DataFieldID="EmployeeID" DataFieldParentID="ReportsTo"
            DataTextField="FullName" DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1" />

    <asp:ObjectDataSource ID="ObjectDataSource1" runat="server" SelectMethod="GetSiteData"
        TypeName="Telerik.Web.Examples.OrgChartDataItem" />

    <asp:SqlDataSource runat="server" ID="SqlDataSource1" ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthwindConnectionString %>"
        SelectCommand="SELECT EmployeeID,ReportsTo, FirstName + ' ' + LastName As FullName From Employees Where EmployeeID < '5'" />


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