Click here to Skip to main content
12,554,894 members (57,243 online)
Click here to Skip to main content
Add your own
alternative version

Tagged as


3 bookmarked

Bind Enum data to Dropdown List By Sorting

, 29 Dec 2010 CPOL
Rate this:
Please Sign up or sign in to vote.
public enum DignosisOrderType
    All = 0,
    General = 1,
    Uveitis = 2,
    Coag = 3,
    PreOp = 4,
    Tests = 5,
    RP = 6
public static void BindDropDownByEnum(ref DropDownList dropDownList, Type enumDataSource)
    DataTable dtTemp = new DataTable();
    string[] names = Enum.GetNames(enumDataSource);
    Array values = Enum.GetValues(enumDataSource);
    for (int i = 0; i < names.Length; i++)
        DataRow drTemp = dtTemp.NewRow();
        drTemp["ID"] = Convert.ToInt32((DignosisOrderType)Enum.Parse(typeof(DignosisOrderType), names[i])).ToString();
        drTemp["Name"] = names[i];
    DataView dvTemp = new DataView(dtTemp);
    dvTemp.Sort = "Name";
    dropDownList.DataTextField = "Name";
    dropDownList.DataValueField = "ID";
    dropDownList.DataSource = dvTemp;
Call Above Method

BindDropDownByEnum(ref DropDownList1, typeof(DignosisOrderType));


This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)


About the Author

United States United States
No Biography provided

You may also be interested in...


Comments and Discussions

GeneralReason for my vote of 5 looking good please explain code -- ... Pin
Pranay Rana30-Dec-10 16:47
memberPranay Rana30-Dec-10 16:47 
GeneralReason for my vote of 4 get 4 from me -- but include descrip... Pin
Pranay Rana29-Dec-10 19:22
memberPranay Rana29-Dec-10 19:22 
GeneralReason for my vote of 1 Whats with people creating DataTable... Pin
SledgeHammer0129-Dec-10 9:32
memberSledgeHammer0129-Dec-10 9:32 
Reason for my vote of 1
Whats with people creating DataTables on the fly lately? This is the 3rd time I've seen this recently... what a stupid (and expensive) way to do things.
GeneralAnd I agree with Shahriar - you need to add some description... Pin
John Simmons / outlaw programmer26-Dec-10 4:35
mvpJohn Simmons / outlaw programmer26-Dec-10 4:35 
GeneralAdded ASP.Net to the tags. Platform is as important as the l... Pin
John Simmons / outlaw programmer26-Dec-10 4:22
mvpJohn Simmons / outlaw programmer26-Dec-10 4:22 
GeneralNeed bit details explanation what each function does. Pin
Shahriar Iqbal Chowdhury25-Dec-10 20:34
memberShahriar Iqbal Chowdhury25-Dec-10 20:34 

General General    News News    Suggestion Suggestion    Question Question    Bug Bug    Answer Answer    Joke Joke    Praise Praise    Rant Rant    Admin Admin   

Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.

| Advertise | Privacy | Terms of Use | Mobile
Web02 | 2.8.161021.1 | Last Updated 29 Dec 2010
Article Copyright 2010 by sat_nar
Everything else Copyright © CodeProject, 1999-2016
Layout: fixed | fluid