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disabling element in dropdownlist though visible

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 08, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net
hey, initially my drop down list shows no items and when clicked it shows the "--select--" item and then a list of items such as apple,orange etc. i want to disable the "--select-- " item so dat it is not selected by user bt should be visible. how to go 4wd wid this????

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