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Access DropDownList inside a FormView's header template

Posted on 2007-11-20
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I have a FormView which I want to put a DropDownList in (named "customerList").  I want to be able to handle the SelectedIndexChanged event of customerList, but VS2005 doesn't recognize that as a valid variable name.  What do I need to do?
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by:MrAgile
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Hi,
please post the source code.
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You need to use the FindControl method of the FormView and then do an implicit cast to access it.
<asp:FormView ID="theFormView" ...>
    <ItemTemplate>
        <asp:DropDownList DataSourceID="myDataSource" ID="theDDL" />
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    </ItemTemplate>
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</asp:FormView>
 
 
Protected Sub useData()
   Dim ddl As DropDownList = theFormView.FindControl("theDDL)
   ddl.SelectedValue...
End Sub

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