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Posted 29 Dec 2010

Bind Enum data to Dropdown List By Sorting

, 29 Dec 2010
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public enum DignosisOrderType
    All = 0,
    General = 1,
    Uveitis = 2,
    Coag = 3,
    PreOp = 4,
    Tests = 5,
    RP = 6

public static void BindDropDownByEnum(ref DropDownList dropDownList, Type enumDataSource)
    DataTable dtTemp = new DataTable();
    string[] names = Enum.GetNames(enumDataSource);
    Array values = Enum.GetValues(enumDataSource);
    for (int i = 0; i < names.Length; i++)
        DataRow drTemp = dtTemp.NewRow();
        drTemp["ID"] = Convert.ToInt32((DignosisOrderType)Enum.Parse(typeof(DignosisOrderType), names[i])).ToString();
        drTemp["Name"] = names[i];
    DataView dvTemp = new DataView(dtTemp);
    dvTemp.Sort = "Name";
    dropDownList.DataTextField = "Name";
    dropDownList.DataValueField = "ID";
    dropDownList.DataSource = dvTemp;


Call Above Method

BindDropDownByEnum(ref DropDownList1, typeof(DignosisOrderType));


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GeneralReason for my vote of 5 looking good please explain code -- ... Pin
Pranay Rana30-Dec-10 17:47
memberPranay Rana30-Dec-10 17:47 
GeneralReason for my vote of 4 get 4 from me -- but include descrip... Pin
Pranay Rana29-Dec-10 20:22
memberPranay Rana29-Dec-10 20:22 
GeneralReason for my vote of 1 Whats with people creating DataTable... Pin
SledgeHammer0129-Dec-10 10:32
memberSledgeHammer0129-Dec-10 10:32 
Reason for my vote of 1
Whats with people creating DataTables on the fly lately? This is the 3rd time I've seen this recently... what a stupid (and expensive) way to do things.
GeneralAnd I agree with Shahriar - you need to add some description... Pin
John Simmons / outlaw programmer26-Dec-10 5:35
mvpJohn Simmons / outlaw programmer26-Dec-10 5:35 
GeneralAdded ASP.Net to the tags. Platform is as important as the l... Pin
John Simmons / outlaw programmer26-Dec-10 5:22
mvpJohn Simmons / outlaw programmer26-Dec-10 5:22 
GeneralNeed bit details explanation what each function does. Pin
Shahriar Iqbal Chowdhury25-Dec-10 21:34
memberShahriar Iqbal Chowdhury25-Dec-10 21:34 

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