Using Visual Web Developer, I am wanting to use a Drop-Down list on a Web Form. I know how to use HTML to create and add items to a Drop-Down list. The problem is that I need to populate the list from a database. So I used a DropDownList control from the menu. I specify where the database is and which table and columns to use. The problem I am running into, and not seeing any fix for, is that I need to be able to select an item and automatically be linked to another page. I set a table in my DB to be a hyperlink field, but that does not seem to work. I set the AutoPost to true, but all that seems to do is refresh the page. I am guessing that it is trying to place data on the same page, but that is not what I need.
So basically, all I need is a Drop Down that gets populated from a DB, and when a item is selected in the Drop Down it links to another page. Sounds easy, huh?
I need someone who is smarter than me. Can this even be done? Please help. Thank you.