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How to Add 'Select' in DropDownlist ?

Posted By:Syed Shakeer Hussain       Posted Date: July 22, 2010    Points: 10    Category: ASP.NET Controls    URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com  

The following code helps you how to fill a Select Item in DropDownList..

             DataSet ds = new DataSet();
        SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand("fillBranches",con );
        cmd.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure;
        SqlDataReader dr = cmd.ExecuteReader();
        SqlDataAdapter da = new SqlDataAdapter(cmd);
        ddl_Branch.DataSource = ds.Tables[0];
        ddl_Branch.DataTextField = "BranchName";
        ddl_Branch.DataValueField = "BranchId";

        ddl_Branch.Items.Insert(0, new ListItem("Select"));
        ddl_Branch.SelectedIndex = 0;


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