DropDownList having a DataTextField value of two columns from one DataTable (C#)

Hi everyone,

Is there a way of giving 2 columns of one DataTable in the DataTextField of a DropDownList?
Code snippet always appreciated!

bdrvmAsked:
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tusharashahCommented:
One of the easy way I know, is to modify SQL Query like following

SELECT Name = (FirstName + ' ' + LastName) From Addresses;


DropDownList1.DataTextField = "Name";

-tushar
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bdrvmAuthor Commented:
Here is my code:

DataSet myDataSet = new DataSet();
OleDbDataAdapter myOleDbDataAdapter = new OleDbDataAdapter("Select * From T_Employee", myConnection);
myOleDbDataAdapter.Fill(myDataSet,"Employee");

DDLemployee.DataSource = myDataSet.Tables["Employee"];
DDLemployee.DataTextField = " ? "

  // What I want is something like
  //myDataSet.Tables["Employee"].Columns["FirstName"] + " " + myDataSet.Tables["Employee"].Columns["LastName"];
 // but how?

DDLemployee.DataValueField = myDataSet.Tables["Employee"].Columns["id"];

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tusharashahCommented:
Here's your modified code:


OleDbDataAdapter myOleDbDataAdapter = new OleDbDataAdapter("Select  Name =(FirstName + ' ' + LastName),* From T_Employee", myConnection);
myOleDbDataAdapter.Fill(myDataSet,"T_Employee");

DDLemployee.DataSource = myDataSet.Tables["T_Employee"];
DDLemployee.DataTextField = "Name";
DDLemployee.DataValueField = myDataSet.Tables["T_Employee"].Columns["id"];

-tushar
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bdrvmAuthor Commented:
Thanks...you found it !.

Here is my final code

OleDbDataAdapter myOleDbDataAdapter = new OleDbDataAdapter("Select  *, FirstName + '  ' + LastName as empName  From T_Employee", myConnection);
myOleDbDataAdapter.Fill(myDataSet,"T_Employee");

DDLemployee.DataSource = myDataSet.Tables["T_Employee"];
DDLemployee.DataTextField = "empName";
...

it work!
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