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Howto add selected item from dropdownlist to a textbox on the same form?

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 26, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net

 I have been trying to figure out what the proper method is to be able to have a dropdownlist on the same form that holds a number of textboxes for properties. I am using a strongly typed typed view which was generated by the Visual Studio IDE so it contains textboxes for all of the properties of my strongly typed class.  The class has a few properties that can have a set of possilbe answers; I'd like to displat those possible answers in a dropdownlist and then when the user fills in the form and clicks the submit button the selected item would be transferred to the correct property. I have a solution but think there must be a better solution out there and was wondering if anyone might point me in the right direction.

So say I have a model with 3 properties, FirstName, LastName. and MaritalStatus.

If I generated a view for this then I'd get an aspx file with the following:


    <% using (Html.BeginForm()) {%>
        <%: Html.ValidationSummary(true) %>

            <div class="editor-label">
                <%: Html.LabelFor(model => model.FirstName) %>

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