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asp:DropDownList Select Item Client Side

ChrisMDrew asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Simple one I'm sure but I can't find/work out the answer!

If I have an asp:DropDownList how do I find a specific item and select it client side.  For example I have a DropDownList containing 'fred' , 'Charlie', 'Bill', 'Harry'.  I want to display the DDL with 'Harry' Selected but I don't know the index of 'Harry' in the list.

Iassumed it would be something like

var index = ddlUsers.findItemByText('Harry');
ddlUsers.selectIndex = index
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