Can I set a databound drop down list to be blank on page load without changing the database?

Posted on 2008-11-13
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Can I set a databound drop down list to be blank on page load without changing the database? If so how? Thanks
Question by:dwezil

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ID: 22948122
Surpress the databinding. Somewhere you have a part in the code, where you call Control.DataBind().

If you want enabling just for postbacks, then use something like this.


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dwezil earned 0 total points
ID: 22948480
AppendDataBoundItems works

<asp:DropDownList runat="server" AppendDataBoundItems="true">
    <asp:ListItem>- - SELECT SOMETHING - -</asp:ListItem>

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by:Rupesh P
ID: 22948666
I assume you want to clear the control in page load. rt? If So,
should do the job


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