Extract Data from Controls within an ASP:DataList

Hi

I have a couple of controls that are contained within an ASP:DataList and I am having trouble extracting the data contained within them.

I need to extract the Label Text and also the value selected in a Drop Down List

<asp:DataList ID="dlItems" runat="server" DataKeyField="ItemID" OnItemDataBound="dlItems_ItemDataBound" OnItemCommand="DataList1_ItemCommand" OnEditCommand="AddToCart">
                        <ItemTemplate>


                            <div class="ProductDiv">
                                <asp:Label ID="ProdID" commandname="ProdID" runat="server" Text=' <%# Container.DataItem("ItemID")%>' /><br />
                                <asp:Label ID="ProdName" runat="server" Text='  <%# Container.DataItem("ProductTitle")%>' /><br />

                                <%# Container.DataItem("ProductDescription")%><br />

                                <asp:DropDownList runat="server" ID="QTYDropDown" OnDataBinding="QTYDropDown_DataBinding" OnSelectedIndexChanged="QTYDropDown_SelectedIndexChanged" CommandName="QTYDropDown" /><br />
                                <asp:Button ID="btnAddToCart" runat="server" Text="Add To Cart" CommandName="Edit" CommandArgument='<%# Container.DataItem("ItemID")%>' />

                                <asp:Label Text="text" runat="server" ID="dropdownvalue" />

                            </div>
                        </ItemTemplate>
                    </asp:DataList>

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Im trying to extract the ProdName and also the value of the DropDown QTYDropDown but both state they are not declared

Can anyone help?

Many Thanks
TPLLimitedAsked:
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TPLLimitedAuthor Commented:
Hi,

For this scenario, if you want to get the dropdownlist selected value in dlItems_ItemDataBound event, you could try to use the below codes:

DropDownList ddl = ((DropDownList)dlItems.Items[i].FindControl("QTYDropDown"));

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Besides, you should also add the following codes :

<asp:Button ID="btnAddToCart" runat="server" Text="Add To Cart" CommandName="Edit" CommandArgument="<%#((DataListItem) Container).ItemIndex %>"  />

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For more information, you could refer to the following example:

.aspx file:

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="DatalistDropdownlist.aspx.cs" Inherits="WebApplication2013723.DatalistDropdownlist" %>

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head runat="server">
    <title></title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
    <asp:DataList ID="dlItems" runat="server" DataKeyField="Id" OnItemCommand="dlItems_ItemCommand" >
                        <ItemTemplate>
                            <div class="ProductDiv">
                                <asp:Label ID="ProdID" commandname="ProdID" runat="server" Text=' <%# Eval("Id")%>' /><br />
                                <asp:Label ID="ProdName" runat="server" Text='  <%# Eval("address")%>' /><br />
                                <asp:Label id="ProdDesc" runat="server" text=' <%# Eval("Recalculate")%>' /><br />
                                <asp:DropDownList runat="server" ID="QTYDropDown"  CommandName="QTYDropDown"  AutoPostBack="True">
                                    <asp:ListItem>a</asp:ListItem>
                                    <asp:ListItem>b</asp:ListItem>
                                    <asp:ListItem>c</asp:ListItem>
                                    <asp:ListItem>d</asp:ListItem>
                                    <asp:ListItem>e</asp:ListItem>
                                </asp:DropDownList><br />
                                <asp:Button ID="btnAddToCart" runat="server" Text="Add To Cart" CommandName="Edit"  CommandArgument="<%#((DataListItem) Container).ItemIndex %>"  />
                                <asp:Label Text="text" runat="server" ID="dropdownvalue" />
                            </div>
                        </ItemTemplate>
                    </asp:DataList>
    </div>

    </form>
</body>
</html>

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.aspx.cs file:
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Data;
using System.Data.SqlClient;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

namespace WebApplication2013723
{
    public partial class DatalistDropdownlist : System.Web.UI.Page
    {
        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            if (!IsPostBack)
            {
                string connectionString1 = @"Data Source=(LocalDB)\v11.0;AttachDbFilename=E:\Progamming Wuxi\WebForms\WebApplication2013723\App_Data\Database13725.mdf;Integrated Security=True";

                SqlConnection myConnection = new SqlConnection(connectionString1);

                SqlDataAdapter ad = new SqlDataAdapter("SELECT * FROM Test", myConnection);

                DataSet ds = new DataSet();

                ad.Fill(ds);

                dlItems.DataSource = ds;

                dlItems.DataBind();

            }
        }

        protected void dlItems_ItemCommand(object source, DataListCommandEventArgs e)
        {
            if (e.CommandName == "Edit")
            {
                 int i = Convert.ToInt32(e.CommandArgument.ToString());
                 DropDownList ddl = ((DropDownList)dlItems.Items[i].FindControl("QTYDropDown"));
                 Response.Write(ddl.SelectedValue);    //test whether could find the value;
                 
            }
        }

       }
}

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Bob LearnedCommented:
When do you need to extract this data?  What have you tried so far?
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TPLLimitedAuthor Commented:
Got it to work using the above
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