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How would i modify this dropdownlist item to display the current year as both the value and the display?

<asp:listitem value="current year here" selected="true">and current ear here</asp:listitem>

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rockiroads earned 2000 total points
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Could you set the value in the code behind it?

asp like this  <asp:DropDownList ID="DropDownList1" runat="server" Height="59px"></asp:DropDownList>

then in code like this

 DropDownList1.Items.Add(Year(Now()));
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by:rockiroads
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Might need to tostring the year(now) bit if it complains

in order to selected the display value you can use selected value

eg see this example (in c#) where I added 3 entries in my dropdownlist. I set the selected value by using the value I want

        DropDownList1.Items.Add("2009");
        DropDownList1.Items.Add(dt.Year.ToString());
        DropDownList1.Items.Add("2011");
        DropDownList1.SelectedValue = dt.Year.ToString();
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by:Kevin Cross
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Yes, I would do it with ToString() and remember you can do this inline.

ddlYear.Items.Add(new ListItem(DateTime.Today.ToString("yyyy"), DateTime.Today.ToString("yyyy"), true))
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by:Kevin Cross
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That way you also set the enabled to true in one go.
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by:FredTang
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               dim Item_year as Listitem
                lItem_year = new ListItem();
                lItem_year.Text = Year(Now()).toString();
                lItem_year.Value = Year(Now()).toString();
                this.DropDownList1.Items.Add(lItem_year);

hopes this code could help you.
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by:elliottbenzle
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Thanks
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No worries :)
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