I have a dropdown that is bound to a database. Depending on the value that is selected information shows in a gridview below. Also depending on the selected value if a user clicks on a link they get redirected to another page. That is all working except when the page loads it defaults to the first value depending on the query string. If the link is clicked on before the drop down value is changed it does not do what I want it to do because it does not recognize the selected value in the drop down for some reason. So I need to find the value of of that first item so that it redirects the user to the right place. I need to use an if statement probably, but that is all I know. Can someone please help me?