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How to fill a combo box using the Entity Framework

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I'm trying to fill a combo box using this code below that works:

private void LoadEntityComboBox()
            var entities = (from e in Session.Entities
                            select new
                                ID = e.Entity1.PadRight(9) + e.Name,
            cb_Entity.DataSource = entities;

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However, the results in the box not only include the curly brackets but they also include the title of 'ID' in front of the entity value.  So the output looks like this:

{ ID = 1        Entity_Value_1}
{ ID = 2        Entity_Value_2}

How can I do this so it looks like this:

1        Entity_Value_1
2        Entity_Value_2

I don't know if the combo box is capable of this or if there is some trick for formatting the EF output.  I would like to have the two columns in the row evenly spaced apart as in separate columns but maybe I need a ListView for this if a ListView has a drop-down property.

Thanks in advance !
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