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DropDownList, SelectedValue, From Database

Posted By:      Posted Date: April 10, 2011    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net

I have a form, using a few DropDownLists.  The DropDownList pulls the list of items from a Table in the database. But, I would like it to select the value from the UserProfile Table, also in the database.  It populates correctly, but it is not selecting the value correctly.  The data from the UserProfile Table will be a string, not an ID column.

Here is the code I am using:



<asp:Label ID="lblSportName" runat="server" Text="Sport:"></asp:Label>
                    <asp:DropDownList ID="ddSportName" runat="server" DataSourceID="edsSports" DataTextField="SportName" DataValueField="SportID" Width="80%" ></asp:DropDownList>
                    <asp:EntityDataSource ID="edsSports" runat="server" 
                        ConnectionString="name=BFEntities" DefaultContainerName="BFEntities" 
                        EnableFlattening="False" EntitySetName="Sports" >


var query = (
                                                from c in context.aspnet_Users.OfType<UserProfile>()
                                                where c.UserId == _userGuid
                                                select c

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