Using MVC How Do You Populate a DropDown from a DataTable?

Using C# and MVC, how do you populate a DropDown on a View from a DataTable?


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Bob LearnedCommented:
You need to create a list of SelectListItem instances, and connect them to the view with Html.DropDownListFor.

Dynamic DropDownList Binding in ASP.NET MVC With Database

using (SqlConnection conn = new SqlConnection(connection))
          SqlDataReader myReader = null;
          SqlCommand myCommand = new SqlCommand("SELECT Id, Tournament FROM TounamentType", conn);
           myReader = myCommand.ExecuteReader();
            while (myReader.Read())

            tournament.Add(new SelectListItem { Text = myReader["Tournament"].ToString(), Value =             myReader["Id"].ToString() });
              return new SelectList(tournament, "Value", "Text", "id");  //return the list objects

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