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Accessing the selected value of a dropdownlist control in a Form View

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 07, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net

I need to verify the selection in a dropdown list control is not a certain value.  It is in the edit mode of a formview.

just to verify that I could access it I tried to put the value in a label,  however it is always empty:


this is what I used

  'Dim droplist5 As DropDownList = DirectCast(FormView1.Row.FindControl("DropDownList5"), DropDownList)


            LabelHeaderwarning.Text = droplist5.SelectedValue.ToString


I also tried the validation controls but they don't seem to work with a drop down control.


Any suggestions on this would be extremely helpful



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