How do I programmatically select a specific items from my dropdown list.

I have a DropdownList1 it uses sqldatasource1 to get the states but I want the first state on pageload to be MN.  How do I get it to show MN?  MN is item 6 in the db.

This is what I have now:

if (!IsPostBack)
        {
            string x = "6";
            x = DropDownList1.SelectedItem;
        }
bmanmike39Asked:
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jdavistxCommented:
DropDownList1.SelectedIndex = 5;
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bmanmike39Author Commented:
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