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How to get selected text of a drop down list in MVC?

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 02, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net
I aggressively googled around, but could not find the information I am looking for.  I know how to populate a dropdownlist using my view model and Html.DropDownListFor helper method.Suppose the drop down list contains U.S. stateId and stateName key value pairs.  Suppose my ViewModel looks likepublic class MyViewModel{      public IList<State> States {get; set;}      public int SelectedStateId {get; set; }}public class State{     public int StateId {get; set; }     public string StateName {get; set; }}Now, in my controller's action method:[HttpPost]public ViewResult Index(MyViewModel  myViewModel){     // This following line seems to work fine, myViewModel automatically      // picks up the selected item of the drop down list.  How does this work?      // Is this the so-called model binding?      int selectedStateId = myViewModel.SelectedStateId;      // But, then, how do I get the selected state name?     string stateName = ??????????????     ... ... }Do I have to change my implementation of my view model?  In any case, how to get the selected item text of the drop down list?  Any hint?  Thanks a lot.

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