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Getting DropDownList SeletedItem.text

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 10, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net
I'm having an issue getting the SeletedItem.text after Databinding a Dropdownlist.  For some reason im getting "-- Select --" as the text output no matter what I selected in the dropdownlist.  Does anybody know why ? Dim conn As New SqlConnection conn.ConnectionString = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings("PostAdSqlServer").ToString Dim query As String = ("SELECT [CategoryId], [Name] FROM [Category]") Dim cmd As New SqlCommand(query, conn) cmd.Connection.Open() Dim ddlValues As SqlDataReader ddlValues = cmd.ExecuteReader() DropDownList2.DataSource = ddlValues DropDownList2.DataValueField = "CategoryId" DropDownList2.DataTextField = "Name" DropDownList2.DataBind() DropDownList2.Items.Insert(0, "-- Select --") cmd.Connection.Close() cmd.Connection.Dispose()  

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