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I need to loop through an enum with the values for Gender that need to be added to a dropdownlist. How do I set up my foreach statement for this?

Admin.SiteCentralLookupFactoryLookUpTypes LookUpGenders = Admin.SiteCentralLookupFactoryLookUpTypes.Genders;

Where Admin.SiteCentralLookupFactoryLookUpTypes is an enum

LookupValues = MyFactory.GetLookupItems(LookUpGenders, AssociateID);
where (Local Variable) List<Admin.LookUpObject> LookupValues

[0]
LookUpDescription = "Female"
LookUpDescriptionField = "Female"

LookUpId = "1"
LookUpIdField = "1"

LookUpName = "F"
LookUpNameField = "F"

[1]
LookUpDescription = "Male"
LookUpDescriptionField = "Male"

LookUpId = "2"
LookUpIdField = "2"

LookUpName = "M"
LookUpNameField = "M"

            
//GENDER ID DROPDOWNLIST
LookupValues = MyFactory.GetLookupItems(LookUpGenders, EmployeeID);
foreach (LookupValues eGenders in Enum.GetValues(typeof(LookupValues)))
{
      ddlGenderID.Items.Add(eGenders);        
}

ddlGenderID.SelectedValue = EmployeeDetails.GenderID.ToString();
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Question by:RedXavier2k4
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Easwaran Paramasivam earned 2000 total points
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Try like given below:
enum Gender
{
    Female = 1,
    Male = 2
}


Array itemValues = System.Enum.GetValues(typeof(Gender));
Array itemNames = System.Enum.GetNames(typeof(Gender));

for (int i = 0; i <= itemNames.Length - 1 ; i++) 
{
    ListItem item = new ListItem(itemNames[i], itemValues[i]);
    ddlGenderID.Items.Add(item);
}

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by:RedXavier2k4
ID: 39596825
Thanks That's what I was looking for. I also found a way with using the datasource.

                //GENDER ID DROPDOWNLIST
                LookupValues = MyFactory.GetLookupItems(Admin.SiteCentralLookupFactoryLookUpTypes.Genders, tSiteID);
                ddlGenderID.DataSource = LookupValues;
                ddlGenderID.DataTextField = "LookupName";
                ddlGenderID.DataValueField = "LookupId";
                ddlGenderID.DataBind();
                if (EmployeeDetails.GenderID.ToString().Trim() != "")
                {
                    ddlGenderID.SelectedValue = EmployeeDetails.GenderID.ToString();
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