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I am trying to populate a combobox with a value and text.
i know how to do it in asp but how do you do it on windows forms?

this is what i have so far

 For index = 0 To length - 1 Step 1

            cboProvider.Items.Add(providerData.Rows(index).Item(0))
        Next

what i actually want is  in my combobox my value would be 123 but it would display john
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by:drichards
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The Windows.Forms.ComboBox uses objects in its Items collection.  The ToString() method of the item is what gets diaplayed and the object itself is the item.  Here's a previous answer to this question that gives a code example:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/C_Sharp/Q_21107318.html
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DotNetLover_Baan earned 1000 total points
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Hi there,
if you are using data set or table, bind the two columns to the combo box.
Use DisplayMember and value member property.

cboProvider.DisplayMember = "NameField"
cboProvider.ValueMember = "IDField"

Example: http://www.thescarms.com/dotNet/BindCombobox.asp
-Baan
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