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Populating a Drop Down List with Items from Dataset and then adding more items...

Posted on 2003-12-05
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okay... a question for you...
 
I have a DropDownList called ddl_title_id
 
I populate this DropDownList with the following method...
 
private void populate_ddl_title_id()
{
 da_titles.Fill(ds_titles);
 ddl_title_id.DataSource = ds_titles;
 ddl_title_id.DataMember = "titles_select";
 ddl_title_id.DataValueField = "title_id";
 ddl_title_id.DataTextField = "title";
 ddl_title_id.DataBind();

 ddl_title_id.Items.Add(new ListItem("", "0"));
 ddl_title_id.SelectedValue = "0";
}
 
obviously:
  da_titles is a dataadapter
  ds_titles is a dataset
  titles_select is a stored procedure within the dataadapter
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now here's my question...
 
as you can see from my code above once i've got all the values from my dataset then i add a blank item also with a value of 0 and text of "".
how can i re-order the DropDownList items so that the final item I add is at the top of the list?

before you reply consider this... i know how to loop around a recordset and populate like that, but i'd like to use a dataset to populate my DropDownList.

willing to consider any neat solution, but please don't suggest any of the following unless you have a very strong argument for doing so....
- i don't want to make changes to my stored procedure
- i don't want to add a blank record to my titles table
- don't suggest adding my blank item before i populate with my dataset as it wipes any current items.

so... what's the solution someone.... please :)

cheers, sho.
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Question by:sho_1978
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change it to

ddl_title_id.Items.Insert(0,new ListItem("", "0"));
ddl_title_id.SelectedIndex = 0;
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by:sho_1978
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you little beuty !!! :)

points are yours, many many thanks testn (guess you never got around to changing your name) :)

sho
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