hi all,

i'm hvng dropdownlist for country by getting values from Database(SQL SERVER).Now in Drop Downlist,the default value should be in "Select Your Country"...

I'm too new to .net.will u help me solve this issue..

Dis is in asp.net with vb

Thank u..

Sorry, didn't see the new thread

After your datafill eg: Me.TestTableTableAdapter.Fill(Me.DataSet1.TestTable) - VB will generate this for you

use:
ComboBox1.Text = "Select Country"

ddlCountry.DataSource = getCountry()
ddlCountry.DataTextField = "Name"
ddlCountry.DataValueField = "ID"
ddlCountry.DataBind()

Actually i'm hvng dis code snippet to bind data..in drop down list...how to set the default value as "Select Country"

Private Sub loadCountry()
'
Try
'
ddlCountry.DataSource = getCountry()
ddlCountry.DataTextField = "Name"
ddlCountry.DataValueField = "ID"
ddlCountry.DataBind()
'
Catch ex As Exception
'
Throw ex
'
Finally
'
ddlCountry.Items.Add("Select Country")
ddlCountry.SelectedValue = "Select Country"
'
End Try
'
End Sub

totally nw i'm hving dis code snippet..dis is displaying every country bt d "Select Country" is coming bottom of the list

use this code to load data on dropdownlist

Private Sub ReadData()
        Dim i, k As Integer
        Dim cmdCountry As New SqlCommand
        Dim daCountry As New SqlDataAdapter
        Dim dsCountry As New DataSet
        Dim dtCountry As New DataTable
        Dim conn As SqlConnection

        conn = GetConnect()
        Try

            cmdCountry = conn.CreateCommand
            cmdCountry.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM TableName"
            daCountry.SelectCommand = cmdCountry
            daCountry.Fill(dsCountry, "TableName")
            dtCountry = dsCountry.Tables("TableName")
            For i = 0 To dtCountry.Rows.Count - 1
                CmbCountry.Items.Add(dtCountry.Rows(i).Item(0)) ' which item on table that u want to display in dropdwn list
            Next

        Catch ex As Exception
            MsgBox("Error: " & ex.Source & ": " & ex.Message, MsgBoxStyle.OKOnly, "Connection Error !!")
        End Try
        conn.Close()
    End Sub

to set default value :
CmbCountry.Text = "Select Country"

Jx_Man, when you use:
Dim conn As SqlConnection

can this only be used for MS SQL?

I'm using a Postgres database and this way seems a lot simpler? I'm using an ODBC connection string to connect at the moment.

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