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Old May 26th, 2006, 12:26 PM
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Default Populating dropdown within a datagrid

I have a datagrid on my web form that needs to contain a dropdown within each row.

Here is the code I have so far:

HTML: Just the template column of datagrid:
<asp:TemplateColumn HeaderText="Network Access Group"> 
<asp:DropDownList id="ddlNetworkAccessGroup" DataSource="<%#BindState()%>" DataTextField="sDescription" DataValueField="imsNetworkAccessGroupId " runat="server" Font-Name="Tahoma" Font-Size ="x-small" />
</ asp:TemplateColumn>

Code Behind:
Private Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
        Dim bPopulateGrid As Boolean

        If Not Page.IsPostBack Then
            If Request.Cookies.Count = 1 Then
            ElseIf Request.Cookies.Count >= 2 Then
            End If
        End If

       Catch ex As Exception
            lblResult.Text = ex.Message
        End Try
End Sub

Public Function BindState()
      Dim myConnection As SqlConnection = New SqlConnection(ConfigurationSettings.AppSettings("connString"))

      Dim myCommand As SqlCommand = New SqlCommand("uspGetNetworkAccessGroup", myConnection)

      myCommand.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure
      Return myCommand.ExecuteReader(CommandBehavior.CloseConnection)
End Function

This works perfectly....The only thing is I need the first entry in every dropdownlist to be "-SELECT-"

How can I insert that string into every dropdown?


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Old May 31st, 2006, 02:41 AM
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Just a quicky tested within a formview.

When you select the dropdown and have a look at it's properties

AppendDataBoundItems = true

In the collection add -Select- and make it selected = true.


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