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 How to keep SELECT in DROPDOWN LIST in ASP.NET(Visual Studio 2005)
Posted by sowjanya on  1/19/2010 6:19:51 AM Category: Asp.Net 2.0
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How to keep SELECT in DROPDOWN in ASP.NET.

I wrote SELECT in DROPDOWN properties of collections and I binded data to DROPDOWN from database.
I wrote the code and i am getting the output also but the problem is i am not able to see the SELECT in DROPDOWN in the output.

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Insert Select Option in Asp.Net DropdownList control
Answered By Moderator1 on 1/19/2010 7:41:40 PM
Hi,

If you add Select option before you bind the dropdown, it will not appear in the run-time. So you need to do the other way like below,

1. Bind your dropdown list with data from database
2. Insert the Select option into the option list.

Below is the sample code,
DropDownList.DataSource = yourDataTable;
DropDownList.DataBind();
DropDownList.Items.Insert(0, new ListItem("Select", "Select"));
 
How to keep SELECT in DROPDOWN LIST in ASP.NET(Visual Studio 2005)
Answered By sowjanya on 1/20/2010 11:54:25 PM
Thanks for your answer.That code is very helpful to me.
Very Nice Code.
 
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