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ASP.NET Inserting field using static dropdownlist

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I have a small form I use to add new records to an sql table and I want one field to be selected from a dropdownlist of two possible options. The options will actually be the current month and the previous month, I also want the drop down to default to the current month, or the first item.

I'm getting tied-up in thinking how I can setup a static drop down which I can populate in the aspx page but then also have this bound to a data field. I'm sure it's not rocket science but I'm darned if I can figure it out and keep going around in circles.

Any help appreciated, thanks.
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by:Easwaran Paramasivam
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http://www.daniweb.com/web-development/aspnet/threads/123836

Dropdown.Items.Add("saticvalue");  //used to add static value'


//From database
Dropdown.Items.Clear();
Dropdown.Datasource= datasource;
Dropdown.DataBind();
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by:bolt81
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Also if you are looking to type in values in the collect (on the aspx page) as well as having databound items you set the "AppendDataBoundItems" property to true.
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by:nigelr99
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Not sure I've worded my question very well - it's only relating to inserting new records.

My thinking is now I just add 2 items to a static dropdown in the form, then set the relevant field in the form view.iteminserting event before the insert. Is there a more efficient way than this?
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Kishan Zunjare earned 1000 total points
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' Initialise month
' Fill month drop down
For month As Integer = 1 To 12
           ddlMonth.Items.Add(New ListItem(month.ToString(), month.ToString()))
Next

' Set to current month
ddlMonth.SelectedValue = DateTime.Now.Month.ToString()

Hope this will work.
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