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Getting the default value of a databound combobox

Posted on 2008-06-10
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I have a combobox that is populated like this

                Me.cbReportParam.DisplayMember = "Name"
                Me.cbReportParam.ValueMember = "Name_ID"
                Me.cbReportParam.DataSource = ds.Tables("Names")

It populates correctly. So the first selection is "Adam". How do I get the name to my variable strName?
When I try strName = me.cbReportParam.SelectedItem it returns {System.Data.DataRowView}
I dont want to hardcode "Adam" because a name could be added before it later on.
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by:Stephen Manderson
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Hi there,

use the .SelectedText property for this

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Steve
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It returns ""
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Try

Me.StrName = Me.cbReportParam.SelectedItem.ToString

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Steve
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That gave me "System.Data.DataRowView"


strName = CType(cbReportParam.SelectedItem, DataRowView).Item("Name")
finally got it working
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by:Stephen Manderson
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Good to hear it,

Weird I couldnt recreate the problem..

I could get it to show the string with either selectedtext or selecteditem with it being databound

Anyways all the best!
Steve


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Thanks for the time :P
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