.NET combobox question

I was wondering with a combobox if you have a value and a display like in HTML

<select>
<option value="databaseFirstNameField">First Name</option>
<option value="databaseLastNameField">Last Name</option>
<option value="databaseTelephoneNameField">Telephone</option>
<option value="databaseEmailNameField">Email</option>
</select>

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if not how would I do this in .NET its a small search engine for customers so first you select to search by Name, telephone, email etc etc and then enter the keyword

then my query would be something like:

SELECT * FROM customers WHERE COMBOBOX_VALUE = KEYWORD.TEXT
prowebinteractiveincAsked:
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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
Yes, the ComboBox has the SelectedText and the SelectedValue properties which will give you the respective data.
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prowebinteractiveincAuthor Commented:
ok but how do I define that in the combobox ?
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sarabhaiCommented:
<option value="L2B">Background - Column 2</option>
<option value="TBD">Background - Column 3</option>
this is in the html

and SelectedText /SelectedValue  are using in c# code the code behind page code to check the selected item value /text.

comboboxName.selectedValue
comboboxName.selectedText have the value for selected combobox option.
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prowebinteractiveincAuthor Commented:
I dont think im being clear on what I need

How do I populate the combobox with Values and displays ?
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