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I have added a dropdown in my view and binded from database ..
now i want to get the selected value in controller how can i get that?
below is my view and controller
View :
$(document).ready(function () {
$.post("/User/GetDepartment", { actionname: "GetDepartment" }, function (data) {
var sd = "";
if (data.status == "sucess") {

}, "json").success(function () {

var sd = "";


<select id="department"></select>

public JsonResult GetDepartment()

SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection(connStr);
SqlDataAdapter cmd = new SqlDataAdapter("select * from [Department]", con);
DataSet ds = new DataSet();

var str = "";
for (int i = 0; i < ds.Tables[0].Rows.Count; i++)
str += "<option>" + ds.Tables[0].Rows[i][1].ToString() + "</option>";


return Json(new { department = str, status = "sucess" });
Posted 14-Jan-13 19:34pm
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Solution 1

i would suggest you to use html helper method like:
<%=Html.DropDownListFor(x=>x.SelectedDateFormat,(SelectList)(ViewData["list"])) %>

because you would not be able to find the selected data of select - option dropdownlist on will be lost on post.
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Solution 2


if Your Return Str is not empty and it may return value

than simply USed in Your Success block

if (data.status == "sucess") {


first you check what it will return using alert

I hope Your Problem Will Solve If not Please give me your Review.

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