Getting Your Selected Object From A Telerik MultiColumnComboBox

Wow! I’m actually writing code! :)

I thought this little snippet would be useful for anyone that is binding a custom collection of objects to a Telerik MultiColumnComboBox. If you want to get the selected item as your actual class – the custom class that you wrote and bound as a collection to the list, you can use this basic code:

private void MyComboBox_SelectedIndexChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
   GridViewDataRowInfo rowInfo = MyComboBox.SelectedItem as GridViewDataRowInfo;
   if (rowInfo != null)
   {
       MyClass myClass = rowInfo.DataBoundItem as MyClass;
       //do something with the 'myClass' variable, here.
   }
}

Hopefully this will save someone else some time in the debugger trying to figure out why ‘SelectedItem’ is not coming back as the class instance that was selected.


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