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How to bind List to List box and dropdown list

Posted By:shankey       Posted Date: February 07, 2011    Points: 40    Category: Collections    URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com  

How to bind List to List box and dropdown list
 

How to bind List to List box and dropdown list

This tutorial will let you learn how to bind List to the listbox/dropdown list. Following are some simple steps to bind your listbox/dropdown list to List.

Step 1

Create a List in you code behind file i.e .CS file. Following code shows how the List of string is created. Months is a List which stores a list of months in a year.
///Creating List of string for months.
  public static List<string> Months = new List<string> { "January", "February", "March", "April", "May", "June", "July", "August", "September", "October", "November", "December" };
 

Step 2

After creating List, It's the time to bind List with your listbox/dropdown list. Following code binds to dropdown and listbox too.
//Binding list of string to listbox
  lst.DataSource = Months;
  lst.DataBind();
 
  //Binding list of string to dropdown list
  drp.DataSource = Months;
  drp.DataBind();
 


     

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