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Posted on 2009-02-20
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I have a conflict with the following piece of code-
 ddClient.Items.Insert(0, "Select A Client")

Initially, when I display the asp:dropdownlist, I use 0 (zero) for a value,
but I also have a value of 0 (zero) as a valid value for ClientID.
So, In my sp behind the scenes, when I check for the value 0 and I want to display 'Unknown'
after getting the results from my sp; there is a conflict.

Is there any way around this?
I tried setting it to -1 but that didnt work.
i.e.  ddClient.Items.Insert(0, "Select A Client")

"Select A Client" didnt show up at all....
John
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Have you tried inserting the item specifying both the text and the value?

ddClient.Items.Insert(0, new ListItem("Select a Client", ""))

Then you would check to see if ddClient.SelectedValue = "" to determine if something was selected.
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Thanks!
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