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I have dropdownlist within Gridview. When I rebind/Refresh the gridview then it reset the selected value.

Please help me. How can I solve this issue

Hello Seema,

If you refresh or rebind the GridView, it will everytime reset the selected value. If you want to retain it, just check what are the items you need to update rather than refreshing the whole data.
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hi seema,
I write some codes:

In Html Page:

<asp:gridview runat="server" id="GridView1" autogeneratecolumns="false" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" xmlns:asp="#unknown">
      <asp:templatefield headertext="Column1">
           <asp:dropdownlist runat="server" id="DropDownList1" width="150px/">
          <asp:hiddenfield runat="server" id="HiddenField1" value="<%#Bind("Column1") %"> />
      <asp:boundfield datafield="Column2" headertext="Column2" />
      <asp:boundfield datafield="Column3" headertext="Column3" />

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
            if (!IsPostBack)

        private void BindGridView()
            DataTable datatable = new DataTable();
            datatable.Columns.Add("Column1", typeof(System.String));
            datatable.Columns.Add("Column2", typeof(System.String));
            datatable.Columns.Add("Column3", typeof(System.String));

            datatable.Rows.Add("1", "2", "3");
            datatable.Rows.Add("4", "5", "6");

            this.GridView1.DataSource = datatable;

            foreach (GridViewRow GridViewRow1 in this.GridView1.Rows)
                //find hiddenField and DropDownList by id
                HiddenField hiddenField1 = (HiddenField)GridViewRow1.FindControl("HiddenField1");
                DropDownList dropDownList1 = (DropDownList)GridViewRow1.FindControl("DropDownList1");
                if (hiddenField1 != null && dropDownList1 != null)
                    //bind dropDownList1
                    dropDownList1.SelectedValue = hiddenField1.Value;

Hope make you understand.
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Seema Gosain 8-Jul-10 13:50pm    
Reason for my vote of 5
This answer helps me to solve dropdownlist postback.

Thank you very much
Helen.Yu 13-Jul-10 5:05am    
I glad to help u.
save data in ViewState. and bind it after rebind/Refresh on your DropDownList.
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Have you trying by putting the gridView in
<asp:updatepanel xmlns:asp="#unknown" />
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