How to set SelectedValue of DropDownList in GridView EditTemplate

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asked Aug 13, 2010 by shantanu-gupta

I am trying to do this as asked earlier. The only difference that I found is additional List item that was included in above code.

I tried to use AppendDataBoundItems=true but it is still not working. I also want to set the its default value to the value that was being displayed in label of itemtemplate i.e. DropDownList's SelectedValue='<%# Eval("DepartmentName") %>' but thie property is not available to me in dropdownlist. What could be the reason. ??

<EditItemTemplate>
    <asp:DropDownList ID="ddlDepartment_Edit" runat="server" 
        DataSourceID="dsDepartment_Edit" DataTextField="DepartmentName" 
        DataValueField="PK_DepartmentId">
    </asp:DropDownList>
    <asp:SqlDataSource ID="dsDepartment_Edit" runat="server" 
        ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:BlackHillsConnect %>"  
        ProviderName="System.Data.SqlClient" SelectCommand="sp_GetDepartmentDropDown" 
        SelectCommandType="StoredProcedure">
    </asp:SqlDataSource>                                 
</EditItemTemplate>
<ItemTemplate>
    <asp:Label ID="lblDepartmentName" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("DepartmentName") %>' >
    </asp:Label>
</ItemTemplate>   

I am using GridView

4 Answers

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answered Aug 13, 2010 by vinayc

DataValueField seems to be wrong - shouldn't it be DepartmentId? Similarly, you need to have SelectedValue='<%# Eval("**DepartmentId**") %>' - DepartmentName would be the SeletectText.

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answered Jan 26, 2013 by shs

The use of the GridView_DataBound event handler solves the problem.

In your case you will need to add a HiddenField to store the PK_DepartmentId value:

<asp:GridView ID="gvExample" runat="server" AutoGenerateColumns="False" OnDataBound="gvExample_DataBound">
  <Columns>
    <asp:TemplateField HeaderText="Department">
      <EditItemTemplate>
        <asp:DropDownList ID="ddlDepartment_Edit" runat="server" DataSourceID="dsDepartment_Edit"
          DataTextField="DepartmentName" DataValueField="PK_DepartmentId">
        </asp:DropDownList>
        <asp:HiddenField ID="hfDepartmentId" runat="server" Value='<%# Bind("PK_DepartmentId") %>' />
        <asp:SqlDataSource ID="dsDepartment_Edit" runat="server" ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:BlackHillsConnect %>"
          ProviderName="System.Data.SqlClient" SelectCommand="sp_GetDepartmentDropDown" SelectCommandType="StoredProcedure">
        </asp:SqlDataSource>
      </EditItemTemplate>
      <ItemTemplate>
        <asp:Label ID="lblDepartmentName" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("DepartmentName") %>'>
        </asp:Label>
      </ItemTemplate>
    </asp:TemplateField>
    <asp:CommandField ShowEditButton="True" ButtonType="Button" />
  </Columns>
</asp:GridView>

protected void gvExample_DataBound(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
  foreach (GridViewRow gvRow in gvExample.Rows)
  {
    DropDownList ddlDepartment = gvRow.FindControl("ddlDepartment_Edit") as DropDownList;
    HiddenField hfDepartmentId = gvRow.FindControl("hfDepartmentId") as HiddenField;

    if (ddlDepartment != null && hfDepartmentId != null)
    {
      ddlDepartment.SelectedValue = hfDepartmentId.Value;
    }
  }
}
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answered Jan 4, 2014 by zach

This is the best i have found....

protected void GridView1_DataBound(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    foreach (GridViewRow gvRow in GridView1.Rows)
    {
        RadioButtonList rbl = gvRow.FindControl("rblPromptType") as RadioButtonList;
        HiddenField hf = gvRow.FindControl("hidPromptType") as HiddenField;

        if (rbl != null && hf != null)
        {
            if (hf.Value != "")
            {
                //clear the default selection if there is one
                rbl.ClearSelection();
            }

            rbl.SelectedValue = hf.Value;
        }
    }
}
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answered Sep 15, 2017 by fandango68

Why are you guys suggesting to use loops, when there is a GridView method specifically made for when a row's condition changes - the RowDataBound()?

protected void MyGridView_RowDataBound(object sender, GridViewRowEventArgs e)
        {
            GridViewRow gvRow = (GridViewRow)e.Row;
            HiddenField hfAgentID = (HiddenField)gvRow.FindControl("hfAgentID");
            if (hfAgentID != null)
            {
                if (e.Row.RowType == DataControlRowType.DataRow)
                {
                    DropDownList ddlAgent = (DropDownList)gvRow.FindControl("ddlAgent");
                    ddlAgent.SelectedValue = hfAgentID.Value;
                }
            }
        }
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