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how do i get the drop down lists to keep the value that was selected on a postback?
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Hi tricks801,

1.- EnableViewState should be set to true (At page level, or control level)
2.- Bind your data only on first request
page_load(....)
if(!Page.IsPostBack)
{
    yourDropDownList.DataBind();
}

Esteban Felipe
www.estebanf.com
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You only want to bind a control again when it is being manipulated on the backend.... such as you have a new set of values to throw into the drop down list.

Esteban has it that you are probably not checking for post-back. The other possibility is that you are manipulating the DDownList with another class in which case you will have to track what was the selected Item.
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