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Hi Experts,

How to display a value in the dropdownlist .  I have a dropdown list where I have 2 values. 'Yes' and 'No'. But sometimes I need to display the value from the DB.  Right now I am using this code.

If Reader.Item("Active") = "Y" Then
                ddlCustActive.SelectedItem.Text = "Yes"
Else
               ddlCustActive.SelectedItem.Text = "No"
 End If

It is working. but changing the selected item text in the list and displaying either two 'yes' or two 'no'


Thanks.
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Question by:RadhaKrishnaKiJaya
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by:Paul MacDonald
ID: 40573720
Try:

If Reader.Item("Active") = "Y" Then
                ddlCustActive.SelectedValue = "Yes"
Else
               ddlCustActive.SelectedValue = "No"
 End If
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Shaun Kline earned 1500 total points
ID: 40573728
Use the FindByText option:
ddlCustActive.Items.FindByText("Yes").Selected = true
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by:RadhaKrishnaKiJaya
ID: 40573925
Thank you for your reply. But neither of the solution is working.
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Author Closing Comment

by:RadhaKrishnaKiJaya
ID: 40573962
I changed the code little bit and it worked.

ddlCustActive.SelectedValue = ddlCustActive.Items.FindByText("Yes").Value

Thank you so much for your help.
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