How to get the selected value of a DropDownList in MVC

Hi Expert,

How I can get the selected value of a DropDownList in MVC?

I have code in controller

 [HttpGet]
        public ViewResult Search()
        {

            ViewBag.StudentType = new SelectList(new [] { "Full Time", "Part Time });
            return View();
        }


in the view

<p>Student Type : @Html.DropDownList("Asset Type", (SelectList) ViewBag.StudentType )</p>


How I can get value from user select assign a variable?

Thank you advance.
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dshi15Asked:
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masterpassConnect With a Mentor Commented:
When the post happens it will post all the form values which will include the "Asset Type".

http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/639709/Getting-Data-From-View-to-Controller-in-MVC  -> is a good starting point.

So if you use: @Html.DropDownList("AssetType", (SelectList) ViewBag.StudentType )
Basically you will have to use Request["AssetType"] to get the value. But if you want it to automatically bind to a model then you will need to use @Html.DropDownListFor and then bind it to the model you have.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3057873/how-to-write-a-simple-html-dropdownlistfor will help you get started on dropdownlistfor

Hope this helps.
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Naitik GamitConnect With a Mentor Software DeveloperCommented:
use like below:

@Html.DropDownList("selectedBookId", (SelectList)ViewBag.Books)

[Authorize]
[HttpPost]
public ActionResult Action(string selectedBookId)
{
    if (ValidateFields()
    {
        Book book = FetchYourBookFromTheId(selectedBookId);
        var data = GetDatasAboutBookSelected(book);
        ViewBag.Data = data;
        return View();
    }
 return View();

}
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