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Posted on 2006-07-11
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Morning guys,

I am carrying out an update on a dropdown control with works perfectly.
So when a user selects an item from the dropdown it updates in the
database. But on pageload I what the new selected item to be visible
and not default item on the dropdown.

EXAMPLE.
1)original item on the dropdown is A,
2)the new selected item is B
3)but on pageload it defaults to A, BUT SHOULD BE B.

thanks guys


public void dgCompensation_ItemDataBound(Object Sender, DataGridItemEventArgs e)
            {
   
                  if (e.Item.ItemType == ListItemType.EditItem)
                  {
        
                      DataRowView objDataRowView = (DataRowView)e.Item.DataItem;
                      string currentDeduction = (string)objDataRowView[2].ToString();
                          DropDownList ctlDropDownList = (DropDownList)e.Item.FindControl("DeductDropDownList");
            
                        if (ctlDropDownList != null)
                        {
                              ctlDropDownList.Items.Add("Y");
                              ctlDropDownList.Items.Add("N");
                              ctlDropDownList.Items.Add("E");
                        }
                        ctlDropDownList.SelectedIndex = ctlDropDownList.Items.IndexOf(ctlDropDownList.Items.FindByText(currentDeduction));
                  }
   
            }
      
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Question by:SirReadAlot
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Carl Tawn earned 2000 total points
ID: 17080201
This works for 2.0, not sure about 1.1:

            string s = "N";

            comboBox1.Items.Add("Y");
            comboBox1.Items.Add("N");
            comboBox1.Items.Add("E");

            int i = comboBox1.FindString(s);
            comboBox1.SelectedIndex = i;
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by:SirReadAlot
ID: 17080220
will try
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by:SirReadAlot
ID: 17080269
string s = "N";
                              ctlDropDownList.Items.Add("Y");
                              ctlDropDownList.Items.Add("N");
                              ctlDropDownList.Items.Add("E");

                              int i = ctlDropDownList.FindControl(s);=========> there is no findcontrol for string
                              ctlDropDownList.SelectedIndex = i;

thanks,

I fink the dropdown should default to whats on the datagrid

thanks
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