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Old February 20th, 2006, 02:57 AM
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Default OnSelectedIndexChanged event not firing

Hi, I've been trying to get the OnSelectedIndexChanged event to fire, and it just won't.

In my asp code, i have this wrapped around my repeater (pseudo code snippet):

<ASP:Repeater blahh blah
<asp:DropDownList ID="roleDropList" DataValueField="RoleType"
   DataSource= blah blah
   SelectedIndex= blah blah
   OnSelectedIndexChanged="DropDown_SelectedIndexChan ged"

ok.. so i've added the OnSelectedIndexChanged attribute to the dropdownlist, and specified the function DropDown_SelectedIndexChanged that's gonna get called everytime the dropdownlist menu selection changes right?

now, in my C# code in the .cs file i have this:

protected void DropDown_SelectedIndexChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
   Response.Write("Test Test Test");

I made it do a response.write just to see if the event fires. But nothing happens.

What else must i do to handle the events properly??

Thanks in advance!

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I've been doing some google searching on this problem, and i found this:

so basically i have to change my SelectedIndexChanged method to be public. and so i did that and tried to change the values in my dropdownlist, but the event still doesnt fire!

Can anyone help pls? Thanks in advance!

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ok.. i've answered my own question - in the Page_Load function, i did not wrap my initialization code inside a "if (!Page.IsPostBack)". So i was doing DataBind() everytime there was a postback - that messed up the firing of events.

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