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DropDownList in FormView - Show Selected Item in a Label

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I have a dropdownlist (DropDownList1) in a formview (FormView1).

How do I show the selected item in a label (Label1) outside of the formview?

At the moment I have the following code but it only shows the initial dropdown value and does not update the label when the selected item changes. I realise I somehow have to incorporate the dropdown selected item change event into the code but I’ve no idea how & where.

Thanks!


protected override void OnInit (EventArgs e)
{
FormView1.ItemCreated += new EventHandler (FormView1_ItemCreated);
base.OnInit (e);
)

protected void FormView1_ItemCreated (Object sender,EventArgs e)
{
FormViewRow  row = FormView1.Row;
DropDownList ddl = (DropDownList)row.FindControl(“DropDownList”);
Label1.Text =ddl.SelectedItem.Text;
}
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Question by:doolinn
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by:Sammy
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try something like this
void FormView1_ItemCreated(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
       
           DropDownList  tmpDDL = (DropDownList)FormView1.Row.FindControl("DropDownList");
            if (tmpDDL != null)
            {
               this.Label1.Text=tmpDDL.SelectedItem.Text;
             }
    }

I have tested the code but it should work

Sammy
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by:doolinn
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sorry but adding an if statement to my code still does not invoke the change to the label text. any more thoughts..thanks
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by:doolinn
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just realised I should have had autopostback = true on the dropdown...whoops.!
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