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Hi, i have form in mvc that retrieves records from database.this form have dropdowns. in Edit action of controller it is must to have selected the already inserted items. suppose if i am taking the User information for edit, then its City,State and country must be selected as they inserted before.Can any one tell me how to set values from database as selected in drop down list when page loads???
Updated 3-May-11 19:34pm

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If I am understanding correct then you can use any one of them.

if (DropDownList1.Items.FindByText("ITEMTEXT") != null)
      DropDownList1.Items.FindByText("ITEMTEXT").Selected = true;

if (DropDownList1.Items.FindByValue("ITEMTEXT") != null)
      DropDownList1.Items.FindByValue("ITEMTEXT").Selected = true;

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