I have an unknown problem setting the default value in a SelectList, when using DropDownListFor() with Razor. SO I was thinking about using jQuery to insert that attribute: Selected='true' at least until I found the source of my problem.
I know the name of the text for the list item, "Name of first pet?"
What's the jQuery I need to grab the list item and insert a new attribute? Or, if you have a better idea to set the default value of a drop down, I'd love to hear it.