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First item in dropDownList blank

Posted on 2010-09-19
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Hi,

Usually when a DropDownlist is populated by items retrieved from a database the first item in the list shows in the List's textbox.

My Question is how to make that textbox blank, so that the items in the list only show when when we open it.

Thanks


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by:Dale Burrell
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You manually add a ListItem with blank text. You can add it in the HTML section<asp:ListItem> etc and then set the appenddataitems to true in the dropdownlist.
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Kumaraswamy R earned 2000 total points
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Hi

After your databinding ,add fellow coding

dataListctrl.Items.Insert(0, new ListItem(String.Empty, String.Empty));
dataListctrl.SelectedIndex = 0;
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by:adamtrask
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Thanks a lot
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