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Dropdown List with Grid in Edit Mode

Dropdown List with Grid in Edit Mode

I'm using a dropdown list inside a gridview during edit mode. how do you set the dropdown list to pick up the value that's in the field you want to edit ?


RE: Dropdown List with Grid in Edit Mode

Good question, I was just working on the same code. This is what I did, but there may be better ways:
In the EditItemTemplate I put a literal and assigned the ID value to it i needed, and made it not visible(you can use any value you need):


<asp:Literal ID="yourLiteral" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("IDvalueYouNeed") %>'

Then in your code, use the RowDataBound:


If (e.Row.RowState = DataControlRowState.Edit) OrElse (e.Row.RowState = (DataControlRowState.Edit Or DataControlRowState.Alternate)) Then
            Dim id as Integer = DirectCast(e.Row.FindControl("yourLiteral").Text
            Dim ddl As DropDownList = DirectCast(e.Row.FindControl("YourDDL"), DropDownList)
            'Here, add or bind your dropdownlistvalues
            ddl.Items.FindByValue(id).Selected = True 

This should get you going. Hope it helps.

RE: Dropdown List with Grid in Edit Mode

Perfect, sorry for the late reply. This really helped me out.

Thanks again

RE: Dropdown List with Grid in Edit Mode

Cool, glad it helped

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