[thelist] ASP.NET dropdownlist error

Ken Schaefer Ken at adOpenStatic.com
Thu Sep 27 09:12:24 CDT 2007

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From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Joel D Canfield
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> > That's what the DataTextField (what is displayed) and the
> > DataValueField (the HTML value attribute) are for.
> That makes sense, which means I have no idea what Bind("DeptName") is
> doing

Did a bit of quick googling, and you can find an explanation of Bind() (compared to Eval()) here:

So I think you need to have that value in the existing ItemTemplate object that the Bind() expression can evaluate.

But personally, I prefer to avoid all the declarative stuff.

You can do:

ddlDept.SelectedValue = "xyz"

if you wish (but that's not so easy if you have dynamically created drop down lists in a gridview or similar.


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