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Hey guys, im trying to get the ID of an item from the listbox and add it on to the database. does anyone know how can i go about it, i dont want the text. Ive tried selectedItem, and selectedValue but they not working. I get my listbox items from the database
Posted 15-Sep-13 13:50pm
ThePhantomUpvoter 15-Sep-13 19:22pm
In all of this confusion, are you , perhaps, looking for the SelectedIndex? We would have no idea what you think the "ID" is, what you are putting into your listbox or what you are getting out of your database.
syed shanu 15-Sep-13 21:49pm
Do you store both Listbox text and Value .Is so then you can get the selected value of list box.Chek this link
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Solution 1


First make sure your are binding list box in this way.
DataTable dtName = new DataTable();

    dtName.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("DisplayMember"));
    dtName.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("ValueMember"));

    dtName.Rows.Add("Suits", "0");
    dtName.Rows.Add("Harvey Spector", "1");
    dtName.Rows.Add("Jessica Pearson", "2");
    dtName.Rows.Add("Mike Ross", "3");
    dtName.Rows.Add("Donna Paulson", "4");
    dtName.Rows.Add("Rachel", "5");

    Listbox1.DataSource = dtName;
    Listbox1.DataTextField = "DisplayMember";//Name of Column
    Listbox1.DataValueField = "ValueMember";//Name of Column

and on page load you are not rebinding the listbox control i.e place databinding code in if(!ispostback) block.
and simply call
ListItem item = Listbox1.SelectedItem;
string selectedText = item.Text;
string selectedValue = item.Value;

Hope this helps!.
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Solution 3

Simply You can do to get selected value

foreach (ListItem item in ListBox1.Items)
          if (item.Selected)
              string value = item.Value.ToString();
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Solution 4

Asp.Net listbox operations ....... Asp.Net ListBox


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