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MVC DropDownListFor SelectList Default Selected Value Issues?

Posted on 2014-07-23
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Very strange, this DropDownListFor looks correct on page load, displays 'This Year'. Problem becomes apparent after clicking the dropdown arrow to displays this:

                    { ID = "1", Name = "Today"}
                    { ID = "2", Name = "This week"}
                    { ID = "3", Name = "This month"}
                    { ID = "4", Name = "This year"}
                    { ID = "5", Name = "All time"}

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 <div>
<select class="form-control" id="ddlDate" name="date"><option value="">This Year</option>
<option value="">{ ID = 1, Name = Today }</option>
<option value="">{ ID = 2, Name = This week }</option>
<option value="">{ ID = 3, Name = This month }</option>
<option value="">{ ID = 4, Name = This year }</option>
<option value="">{ ID = 5, Name = All time }</option>
</select>
</div>

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The DropDownListFor worked great until I added the 'selectedValue' pararm like so:

   @Html.DropDownListFor(model=> model.date, new SelectList(Model.dpSearchList, "Value", "Text", 4), "This Year", new { id = "ddlDate", @class = "form-control" })

Here's the hard-coded SelectList:
dpSearchList = new SelectList(new[]{ 
                new{ ID = "1", Name = "Today"},
                new{ ID = "2", Name = "This week"},
                new{ ID = "3", Name = "This month"},
                new{ ID = "4", Name = "This year"},
                new{ ID = "5", Name = "All time"}}); 

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Question by:WorknHardr
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PaulHews earned 400 total points
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Define your SelectList with the selected value:
 SelectList dp = new SelectList(new[]{ 
                new{ ID = "1", Name = "Today"},
                new{ ID = "2", Name = "This week"},
                new{ ID = "3", Name = "This month"},
                new{ ID = "4", Name = "This year"},
                new{ ID = "5", Name = "All time"}},
                "ID", "Name", "4");

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Then just access the SelectList from the model in the DropDownFor call.
@Html.DropDownListFor(model => model.date, Model.dpSearchList(),  new { id = "ddlDate", @class = "form-control" } )

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by:WorknHardr
ID: 40219258
That worked, thx
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