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Programitically setting selected dropdownlist item??

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Hello I'm using c#.net. I have a dropdownlist control on the page that I build up the items for programatically like so in the code behind. I'm checking for a variable that's passed through the querystring, and if it equals the value of the collection item I'm looping through when building the list, then I want it to be the selected item. Problem is it selects the item. but always reselects the same item once I try to select another one from the list, and it just always goes back to the same selection as what was set when initially landing to the page. What am I doing wrong please, thanks in advance!!

System.Collections.SortedList sortList = new System.Collections.SortedList();

sortList["1"] = "price lowest to highest";
sortList["2"] = "price highest to lowest";
sortList["5"] = "product name";

foreach(DictionaryEntry item in sortList)
{
System.Web.UI.WebControls.ListItem  listItem = new System.Web.UI.WebControls.ListItem();
listItem.Text = item.Value.ToString();
listItem.Value = item.Key.ToString();      
this._DdSort.Items.Add(listItem);
if(Convert.ToInt32(_sort) == Convert.ToInt32(item.Key))
      this._DdSort.SelectedValue = item.Key.ToString();
}

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Does your page always post back when an index is changed, e.g. is the AutoEventWireup set to true for this control? If yes, you should put the foreach statement in an if clause, something like:

if (!this.IsPostBack)
{
  foreach....
}
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Sorry for not responding, the comment was helpful...thanks very much
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