adding an "Other" option to a dropdown list
Posted on 2011-09-26
looking for a bit of advice on the structure of my form...
I have a dropdown with 3 or 4 hard coded values, and I want to add an "Other" option where if selected, a textbox would appear below it where the could enter an a new option. When they then click the SAVE button, I want to be able to save that new option. Obviously, I would need to keep all of the options stored somewhere, I was just wondering what the common practice for this scenario would be. I don't expect more than 10 or so options to ever be added, so would saving it to a list be overkill, or would it be better to save it directly to an xml document and keep that somewhere on the site? if thats the way to go, I'd love to see some examples on how to do this via VB.NET, as I have a custom save function written in VSTA to handle the form saves.