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i have a field with value "Additional Work" in sql database. But im not able to retrieve the value to dropdownlist. Without spaces it's accepting. how to accept the value with spaces.....
Posted 7-Feb-13 0:12am
Greysontyrus 7-Feb-13 6:21am
Please post the code showing how you are populating the dropdownlist.
sukumari1 7-Feb-13 10:05am
dropdownlist consists of
<asp:ListItem>Central Board Of Secondary Education
<asp:ListItem>TamilNadu Board Of Higher Secondary
<asp:ListItem>Matriculation Higher Secondary
<asp:ListItem>Anglo Indian

i already inserted the selected value (eg., Anglo Indian) in sql.
Another page has the selected values to be displayed in respective textboxes and dropdownlists.
Now i want Anglo Indian value from sql to be displayed first in the dropdown list
code : txtclass.SelectedValue = (objDataSet.Tables[0].Rows[0]["Class"]).ToString();
manognya kota 7-Feb-13 6:37am
How are you populating your dropdown list ?
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Solution 1

If you want to add elements by seprating with spaces then you can use String.split function and by seprating them by spaces you caan add them to dropdownlist
Greysontyrus 7-Feb-13 11:03am
This answer does not relate to the question. That is exactly what sukumari1 doesn't want to do
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Solution 2

There shouldn't be any issue with the
txtclass.SelectedValue = (objDataSet.Tables[0].Rows[0]["Class"]).ToString();
, assuming that txtclass is actually a dropdownlist. Can you check that there are no rogue white spaces at the beginning or end of the list? The values should read <asp:ListItem>Anglo Indian</asp:ListItem>.
Any item you try to select with '.SelectedValue = ' must already be in the list and must be an exact match of the string between the tags
sukumari1 9-Feb-13 2:34am
Correct. I deleted the space. It's working now.

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