Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC DropDownList Overview

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The DropDownList component is part of Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC, a professional grade UI library with 110+ components for building modern and feature-rich applications. To try it out sign up for a free 30-day trial.


The Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC DropDownList lets the user choose one option from a list of choices. It provides flexible data binding, virtualization, cascading lists, appearance customization through templates, events, validation, accessibility, RTL support and keyboard navigation. The current demo of the UI for ASP.NET MVC DropDownList demonstrates an implementation of the most common scenarios in which the component is used.

Functionality and Features

  • DropDownList Cascading - A cascading drop-down list is a series of dependent DropDownList controls in which one DropDownList control depends on the parent or previous DropDownList controls.
  • DropDownList Virtualization - The DropDownList virtualization is used to improve the UI performance for a large amount of data.
  • DropDownList Templates modification - The DropDownList provides full control over the rendering of items, selected values, and popup headers by using templates.
  • DropDownList Grouping - The DropDownList enables you to bind it to a grouped data source.

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This DropDownList example is part of a unique collection of hundreds of ASP.NET MVC demos, with which you can see all Telerik ASP.NET MVC components and their features in action. View the source code of the demos from the library or directly adapt, and edit them and their theme appearance in the ThemeBuilder.

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