How do I Insert a blank row into a dropdownList

stored proccedure
Create PROCEDURE [dbo].[adm_GetCustomerName]
      
AS
select Distinct Customer_name
from CUSTOMERS

// code foe binding
 private void BindName()
        {
            // CatalogAccess.GetDepartments returns a DataTable object containing
            // department data, which is read in the ItemTemplate of the DataList
            ddlCustomerName.DataSource = customerLogs.GetCustomerName();
            // Needed to bind the data bound controls to the data source
            ddlCustomerName.DataTextField = "Customer_Name";
            //ddlCustomerName.DataValueField = "Customer_id";
            ddlCustomerName.DataBind();
        }



// code foe binding
 private void BindName()
        {
            // CatalogAccess.GetDepartments returns a DataTable object containing
            // department data, which is read in the ItemTemplate of the DataList
            ddlCustomerName.DataSource = customerLogs.GetCustomerName();
            // Needed to bind the data bound controls to the data source
            ddlCustomerName.DataTextField = "Customer_Name";
            //ddlCustomerName.DataValueField = "Customer_id";
            ddlCustomerName.DataBind();
        }

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ProjackAsked:
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ppittleConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The above are all correct solutions.  This my personal preferance:

<%-- DataSource specified and DataBind() called in code-behind --%>
                    <asp:DropDownList ID="ddlCustomerName" runat="server" AppendDataBoundItems="true">
                        <asp:ListItem Text="Select One..." Value="" />
                    </asp:DropDownList>
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Munawar HussainPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
dim item as new listItem(" ","  ")
listbox.items.insert(0,item)

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Munawar HussainPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:

'after this line ddlCustomerName.DataBind();

dim li as new listItem(" ","  ")
ddlCustomerName.items.insert(0,li)

-thanks

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Munawar HussainPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
depending on your need you may use above or following method

instead adding to listbox.. you may add to your table and then bind to list


after
dim dt as datatable = customerLogs.GetCustomerName()

dt.rows.insert(0,"","")

perform binding here ...

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ProjackAuthor Commented:
Please write this in c#.Net
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SaedSalmanCommented:
what about DropDownList1.Items.Add("");
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SaedSalmanCommented:
Also you can use: ListItem x= new ListItem("", "");
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Munawar HussainPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
private void BindName()
        {
            // CatalogAccess.GetDepartments returns a DataTable object containing
            // department data, which is read in the ItemTemplate of the DataList
            ddlCustomerName.DataSource = customerLogs.GetCustomerName();
            // Needed to bind the data bound controls to the data source
            ddlCustomerName.DataTextField = "Customer_Name";
            //ddlCustomerName.DataValueField = "Customer_id";
            ddlCustomerName.DataBind();

ListItem li=new ListItem("", "");

ddlCustomerName.Items.Insert(0,li);


        }

I have used insert instead of Items.Add because most likely the blank item will be required at 0 index.
if you want to insert a blank item at the end of exiting items then you should use
ddlCustomerName.Items.Add(li);
OR
ddlCustomerName.Items.Add(new ListITem("",""));

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