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How do I create a view model for a drop down list in ASP.NET MVC3?

Posted on 2012-03-26
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Hi,

I'm trying to teach myself MVC3. Im converting from webforms.

I need to create a view model that includes a dropdown list that I can pass to the controller and eventually render in the View.

How can I accomplish this? I have the skeleton but I dont know what the code is to actually create the name value pairs for the view.

namespace DH.ViewModels
{
    public class SharedLayoutViewModel
    {
        public IEnumerable<SelectListItem> Products
        {
            //something goes here to setup the value / name pairs to be rendered in the view.
            //example:
            //<option value="1">Mustard</option>
            //<option value="2">Ketchup</option>
            //<option value="3">Mayo</option>
            //<option value="4">Relish</option>
            //<option value="5">BBQ</option>
        }
    }
}

Thanks
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Question by:maddhacker24
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Bob Learned earned 100 total points
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1) Creating a new instance of a SelectListItem would be like this:

SelectListItem item = new SelectListItem 
{
    Text = product.Name,
    Value = product.ID.ToString()
};

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2) It might not have to be IEnumerable<SelectListItem>, you could use List<SelectListItem>

List<SelectListItem> selectList = new List<SelectListItem>
{
    new SelectListItem 
   {
       Text = product.Name,
       Value = product.ID.ToString()
   };
}

return selectList;

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