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I have a ASP.Net Page which includes a DropDown and the Selected item is displayed in a label:

Private Shared Sub DisplaySelection(dropdownlist As Telerik.Web.UI.RadDropDownList, label As Label)

        If dropdownlist.SelectedText <> [String].Empty Then

            label.Text = dropdownlist.SelectedText

        Else

            label.Text = "RadDropDownList is empty"

        End If

    End Sub

    Protected Sub RadDropDownList2_SelectedIndexChanged(sender As Object, e As DropDownListEventArgs) Handles RadDropDownList2.SelectedIndexChanged
        DisplaySelection(RadDropDownList2, Label2)
    End Sub
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I need to show the resulting record in a seperate page.  The query I have in the Submit button is as follows:
 Response.Redirect("SearchByCity.aspx?City=" & Convert.ToString(Me.Label2.Text))
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This is way wrong and im not sure how is should be.  

The result page "SearchByCity.aspx" contains the following SQL DataSource:

 <asp:SqlDataSource ID="SqlDataSource3" runat="server"
            ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:dbMyCMSConnectionString %>"
           SelectCommand="SELECT
      UserProfiles.UserId
    , UserProfiles.City
    , Locations.city
    , Locations.UserId
    , Locations.id
FROM UserProfiles
      INNER JOIN Locations
            ON Locations.UserID = UserProfiles.UserID
                  AND (Locations.City = @City
                  OR UserProfiles.City = @City)">
           <SelectParameters>
               
               <asp:Parameter Name="City" />
               
           </SelectParameters>
                      </asp:SqlDataSource>
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Question by:misnstt
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by:Jerry Miller
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I normally do that sort of thing in a ViewState variable. The main issue is that you don't want to store a large variable like a big array and don't store any sensitive information. Large arrays take up a lot of memory and the ViewState can be decoded.

Overview:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms227551(v=vs.85).aspx

Look at disadvantages:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/z1hkazw7(v=vs.85).aspx
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by:misnstt
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Hello thanks for this information however I need first to know how to query the SQL datasource on ny  SearchByCity.aspx page.  My current query on the submit button is :

Response.Redirect("SearchByCity.aspx?City=" & Convert.ToString(Me.Label2.Text))

And this is not correct.  Im not sure what needs to be changed to make it work.  

Thanks
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by:CodeCruiser
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What do you mean by it being not correct?
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Alan Warren earned 2000 total points
ID: 39960489
Hi misnstt,

You could set some session variables on RadDropDownList2_SelectedIndexChanged
Session("MySessionParam")=RadDropDownList2.SelectedItem.ToString
' Redirect to results page...

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Then modify the SqlDataSource SelectParameters on the results page to consume the Session variables you set on the previous page by declaring them as SessionParameters
      <asp:SqlDataSource ID="SqlDataSource1" runat="server" >
        <SelectParameters>
          <asp:SessionParameter Name="MySqlParamName" Type="String" SessionField="MySessionParam" Size="50" DefaultValue="" />
        </SelectParameters>
      </asp:SqlDataSource>

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You should probably clear the session variables using the SQLDataSource_Selected Event
  Protected Sub SqlDataSource1_Selected(sender As Object, e As SqlDataSourceStatusEventArgs)
    '' clear the session params
    Session("MySessionParam") = ""
  End Sub

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Also it's a good plan to make sure the session variables exist for each page prior to attempting to reference them
  Protected Sub Page_Init(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Me.Init
    If Session("MySessionParam") Is Nothing Then
      Session("MySessionParam") = ""
    End If

  End Sub

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Respectfully yours,
Alan
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