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Loading dropdownList for MVC

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 14, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net


I'm not sure how to load a dropdownlist for the HTML.DropDrownList.

In controller:

List<SelectListItem> _itemList = new List<SelectListItem>();

SelectListItem _item = new SelectListItem();

_item.Text = "First";

_item.Value = "one";


ViewData["DropList"] = new SelectList(_itemList);

return View();

In View

<%= Html.DropDownList("InputVal", (SelectList)ViewData["DropList"])

Results :

my dropdown displays "System.Web.Mvc.SelectListItem" ...where I'm expecting the "First" (the _item.Text).

Sorry I'm new, so I'm not sure of how the DropDown is suppose to be loaded.

Thanks in Advance.



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