24 Jul 20191 minute to read

The ComboBox supports wrapping nested elements into a group based on different categories. The category of each list item can be mapped through the DataGroupByField field in
the data table. The group header is displayed both as inline and fixed headers. The fixed group header content is updated dynamically on scrolling the popup list with its category value.

In the following sample, countries are grouped according on its category using DataGroupByField field.

<ej:ComboBox ID="groupingCountry" runat="server" DataTextField="text" DataGroupByField="category" Placeholder="Select a country" Width="100%"></ej:ComboBox>
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
	this.groupingCountry.DataSource = Countries.GetCountries();



The grouping header is also provided with customization option. This allows custom designing using the GroupTemplate property for both inline and fixed headers as referred here:
Group Template support to ComboBox.