Default to blank for drop down list using ASP.NET c#

I am populating a drop down list in ASP.NET using c#.  It populates fine.  I just want the default entry to be blank.  What is the easiest way to accomplish this?

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Hello michael1174,

You muse insert a blank one item after the dropdown list is populated and make it selected

Raju SrivatsavayeSoftware EngineerCommented:
dropdown1.Items.Insert(0, "");
Carl TawnSystems and Integration DeveloperCommented:
Are you binding your list to anything ? Whether you are or not all you need to do is add an empty item as the first entry in the list:

   <asp:DropDownList ID="blah" runat="server">
        <asp:ListItem Text="" Value="" />

The only caveat is if you're binding to the list. If you are binding then you need to add the "AppendBoundItems" attribute to the DropDownList.
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dropdown1.Items.Insert(0, new ListItem("", ""));

Put this line right after the dropdown1.DataBind();

It will select by default as it is the top of the list

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michael1174Author Commented:
thanks everyone! mrichmon's solution worked perfectly for me.

@: mrichmon
Your solution helped me as well - Thx !!
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