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I am new to MVC3. I have created a static dropdown list box in View

<div class ="editor-field">
     <select name="quota" id="list">
           <option value="1">General</option>
           <option value="2">Tatkal</option>
           <option value="3">Ladies</option>

Now I want to pass the selected value to another page using ViewBag.
I don't know what are the things I need to have in Model and Controller pages.

Please help.
Jameel VM 30-Jul-13 10:09am
why you are trying to pass values using viewbag?
srmohanr 30-Jul-13 13:52pm
I am sorry, I don't know how to pass the value to another page.
I thought ViewBag can be used to pass value.
If there is any other way available, please let me know

1 solution

I think that the best way yo achieve this by using ViewModel.

Create two class QuotaViewModel and Quota
public class QuotaViewModel
public int QuotaId{get;set;}
public List<quota> Quotas{get;set;}
public class Quota
public int Id{get;set;}
public string Name{get;set;}

Create a controller and two ActionResults

public ActionResult Index()
var quota=new List<quota>{new Quota{Id=1,Name="Tatkal"},new Quota{Id=2,Name="Ladies"}};

return View(quota);

Create a action for get the value of dropdownlist like below
public ActionResult Create(QuotaViewModel quotaViewModel)
//you get the selected id while clicking the button
int selectedId=quotaViewModel.QuotaId
return View();

Create a view which should return the model QuotaViewModel

@model QuotaViewModel
@using(Html.BeginForm("YourControllerName","Create", FormMethod.Post)){
@Html.DropDownListFor(m => m.QuotaId, Model.Quotas)
<input type="submit" value="click here"/>

Hope this helps
srmohanr 30-Jul-13 15:00pm
Hi,thanks for your help.

Now I am getting an error "Cannot convert lambda expression to type 'string' because it is not a delegate type" in the line, @Html.DropDownList(m => m.QuotaId, Model.Quotas);

How to rectify this. Please help
Jameel VM 31-Jul-13 1:24am
put @ before html.DropdownListFor.I have modify my answer
Jameel VM 31-Jul-13 1:27am
after working with sample ofcourse you will get an idea of how to pass values from view to actionresults. I recommend you to understand the basic ASP.NET MVC. this link will help you.

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