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How to: Create a ComboBoxEdit and Bind it to Data

The ComboBoxEdit editor allows you to select predefined items from the dropdown list.

This document demonstrates how to create a ComboBoxEdit control and bind it to data.

Follow the steps listed below:

Expanded Steps 1-3. Create a New Project and Add a ComboBoxEdit

  1. Run MS Visual Studio.
  2. Create a new WPF Application project. For this, choose New Project on the File menu or press Ctrl+Shift+N, and then choose WPF Application.
  3. Add a ComboBoxEdit component to the project.

    To do this, open the Visual Studio toolbox, locate the "DX: Common Controls" tab, choose the ComboBoxEdit toolbox item and drop it onto the window.

Expanded Steps 4-9. Create Data Objects

Add a data source to your WPF Application. For this, follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Project menu and click the Add New Data Source item.

  2. Choose a Database as a type of data source.

  3. Then choose a Dataset as a Database Model.

  4. As a data source, choose the Microsoft Access Database File. As a data connection, choose the nwind database. By default, it is stored in the following path.C:\Users\Public\Documents\DevExpress Demos 18.2\Components\Data

  5. In the Tables menu, choose Categories.

  6. After this, click Finish to close the wizard.

Expanded Steps 10-11. Bind ComboBoxEdit to Data

  1. Bind the ComboBoxEdit to the data source. Add the following code:

    Set the DisplayMember property to "CategoryName". Set the EditValue property to "CategoryID", and the ValueMember property to "CategoryID":

  2. Run the application to see the result.

You can change the style of the ComboBoxEdit by setting its StyleSettings property to 'CheckedComboBoxStyleSettings' or 'RadioComboBoxStyleSettings'.

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