VB.Net select combo box item after it is filled from sql query

I have a web form with a bunch of text boxes and a few combo boxes.  I have a query that pulls back information to populate the textboxes and the combo boxes.  One of the items pulled back from the query is status... it is a string with either "Active" or "Closed"

The idea is that when a user opens the form (a project is selected) in the combo box should have the two options (active or closed), but the selected item should be the status pulled from the database

I really have know idea how to go about doing this

here is how I pull the data and how I fill the other controls - the combobox is that I want to fill is called cmbStatus

Thanks for the help experts

Private Sub FillPage(ByVal ProjId As String)
        Dim strConnString As String = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings("TimberOpsConnectionString").ConnectionString
        Dim strQuery As String = "select KEYField, Status, GL_Code, Project_Code, Notification_Number, FKEYProjectType, name, brand, SubAccount, Plan_year, CrossOver_Year from tblProject  where KEYField = " & ProjId
        Dim con As New SqlConnection(strConnString)
        Dim cmd As New SqlCommand()
        'cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@KeyField", ProjId)
        cmd.CommandType = CommandType.Text
        cmd.CommandText = strQuery
        cmd.Connection = con
        Try
            con.Open()
            Dim sdr As SqlDataReader = cmd.ExecuteReader()
            While sdr.Read()
                txtKey.Text = sdr(0).ToString()
                txtGLCode.Text = sdr(2).ToString()
                txtProjCode.Text = sdr(3).ToString()
                TxtNoteNumber.Text = sdr(4).ToString()
                txtProjName.Text = sdr(6).ToString()
                txtProjBrand.Text = sdr(7).ToString()
                txtSubAccount.Text = sdr(8).ToString()
                txtPlanYear.Text = sdr(9).ToString()
                txtCrossOverYear.Text = sdr(10).ToString()
            End While
        Catch ex As Exception
            Throw ex
        Finally
            con.Close()
            con.Dispose()
        End Try
    End Sub

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David ModugnoAsked:
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Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
assuming sdr(1).ToString() holds the value of "Status" then you can try:
if cmbStatus.Items.FindByValue(sdr(1).ToString()) is not nothing then
     cmbStatus.Items.FindByValue(sdr(1).ToString()).selected = true
end if

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David ModugnoAuthor Commented:
Not exactly what I needed but it got me where I needed to be
thanks for the help
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