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Bind Enum data to Dropdown List By Sorting

, 29 Dec 2010 CPOL
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    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));


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GeneralReason for my vote of 5 looking good please explain code -- ... PinmemberPranay Rana30-Dec-10 17:47 
GeneralReason for my vote of 4 get 4 from me -- but include descrip... PinmemberPranay Rana29-Dec-10 20:22 
GeneralReason for my vote of 1 Whats with people creating DataTable... PinmemberSledgeHammer0129-Dec-10 10:32 
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... PinmvpJohn Simmons / outlaw programmer26-Dec-10 5:35 
GeneralAdded ASP.Net to the tags. Platform is as important as the l... PinmvpJohn Simmons / outlaw programmer26-Dec-10 5:22 
GeneralNeed bit details explanation what each function does. PinmemberShahriar Iqbal Chowdhury25-Dec-10 21:34 

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