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Posted 20 Jun 2015

How to bind a HTML Drop Down List with Web Services in ASP.NET using C#

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In this article I will show you how to bind a Drop Down List in ASP.NET site with a web services.


In this article I will show you how to bind a Drop Down List in ASP.NET site with a web services. Before starting we need to know what is a Web Services is. Then we will know how to bind the Drop Down List with the help of that Web Service.

Web Services

In web services we use WebMethod to call with parameter and to do operations. A web Services is inherited by class System.Web.Services.WebService. To check my Web Service article click here.

Starting With a Web Service

To start process with a Web Service create a new project, add a new Web Form. To add a new Web Service go to Add New Item. And then add a new Web Service (.asmx). Name it as you want.

Now in the Web Form add a new HTML  Drop Down List. We will use the Web Service to bind the HTML Drop Down List.

<select id="ddlFrom">

Now we will check the following jQuery JSON code.

$(document).ready(function () {

function load_ddlFrom() {
                type: "POST",
                contentType: "application/json; charset=utf-8",
                url: "services/Bind.asmx/LoadddlForm",
                data: "{}",
                dataType: "json",
                success: function (Result) {
                    Result = Result.d;
                    $.each(Result, function (key, value) {
                error: function (Result) {

Lets check the url carefully services/Bind.asmx/LoadddlForm services is the folder name where all the services are stored, I didn't use any thing before it because it is locketed in the root folder. Then Bind.asmx is the name of the web services that you are accessing. And the last one LoadForm. It is the method name that you are invoking.  So lets check what is written in the LoadForm method.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Services;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Data;
using System.Data.SqlClient;
using System.Web.Configuration;

[WebService(Namespace = "")]
[WebServiceBinding(ConformsTo = WsiProfiles.BasicProfile1_1)]
// To allow this Web Service to be called from script, using ASP.NET AJAX, uncomment the following line.
public class Bind : System.Web.Services.WebService
public class CountryInfo
public int Id { get; set; }
public string Stopage { get; set; }
public List CountryInformation { get; set; }

public List LoadddlForm()
CountryInfo ci = new CountryInfo();
List CountryInformation = new List();
DataSet ds;
using (SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection(WebConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["booking"].ToString()))
using (SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand("select Id,Stopage from tblStopageMeta where isdelete=0", con))
cmd.Connection = con;
cmd.CommandType = CommandType.Text;
using (SqlDataAdapter da = new SqlDataAdapter(cmd))

ds = new DataSet();
if (ds != null)
if (ds.Tables.Count > 0)
if (ds.Tables[0].Rows.Count > 0)
foreach (DataRow dr in ds.Tables[0].Rows)
CountryInformation.Add(new CountryInfo()
Id = Convert.ToInt32(dr["Id"]),
Stopage = dr["Stopage"].ToString()
catch (Exception ex)
throw ex;
return CountryInformation;

Now run your project and check whether it is binding your HTML Drop Down List or not. But before that one create your database and database connection in Web.Config.


This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)


About the Author

Arkadeep De
Software Developer Cognizant
India India
I am a Software developer having an experience of 4 years in application development. To get me you can mail me at or you can visit my blog at ASP With Arka

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