windows forms filling combobox's

Posted on 2004-09-11
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Last Modified: 2010-04-23
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


what i actually want is  in my combobox my value would be 123 but it would display john
Question by:genesisproject
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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:

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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

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