DropDownList DropDownList DropDownList DropDownList Class

Definition

Represents a control that allows the user to select a single item from a drop-down list.

public ref class DropDownList : System::Web::UI::WebControls::ListControl, System::Web::UI::IPostBackDataHandler
[System.Web.UI.ValidationProperty("SelectedItem")]
public class DropDownList : System.Web.UI.WebControls.ListControl, System.Web.UI.IPostBackDataHandler
type DropDownList = class
    inherit ListControl
    interface IPostBackDataHandler
Public Class DropDownList
Inherits ListControl
Implements IPostBackDataHandler
Inheritance
Attributes
Implements

Examples

A Visual Studio Web site project with source code is available to accompany this topic: Download.

The following code example demonstrates how to create a DropDownList control that contains four items.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
   <script runat="server" >
  
      void Selection_Change(Object sender, EventArgs e)
      {

         // Set the background color for days in the Calendar control
         // based on the value selected by the user from the 
         // DropDownList control.
         Calendar1.DayStyle.BackColor = 
             System.Drawing.Color.FromName(ColorList.SelectedItem.Value);

      }
  
   </script>
  
<head runat="server">
    <title> DropDownList Example </title>
</head>
<body>

   <form id="form1" runat="server">
  
      <h3> DropDownList Example </h3>

      Select a background color for days in the calendar.

      <br /><br /> 
  
      <asp:Calendar id="Calendar1"
           ShowGridLines="True" 
           ShowTitle="True"
           runat="server"/>

      <br /><br />

      <table cellpadding="5">

         <tr>

            <td>

               Background color:

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr>

            <td>

               <asp:DropDownList id="ColorList"
                    AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="Selection_Change"
                    runat="server">

                  <asp:ListItem Selected="True" Value="White"> White </asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem Value="Silver"> Silver </asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem Value="DarkGray"> Dark Gray </asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem Value="Khaki"> Khaki </asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem Value="DarkKhaki"> Dark Khaki </asp:ListItem>

               </asp:DropDownList>

            </td>

         </tr>
  
      </table>
  
   </form>

</body>
</html>
 
<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="True" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
   <script runat="server" >
  
      Sub Selection_Change(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)

         ' Set the background color for days in the Calendar control
         ' based on the value selected by the user from the
         '  DropDownList control.
         Calendar1.DayStyle.BackColor = _
             System.Drawing.Color.FromName(ColorList.SelectedItem.Value)

      End Sub
  
   </script>
  
<head runat="server">
    <title> DropDownList Example </title>
</head>
<body>

   <form id="form1" runat="server">
  
      <h3> DropDownList Example </h3>

      Select a background color for days in the calendar.

      <br /><br /> 
  
      <asp:Calendar id="Calendar1"
           ShowGridLines="True" 
           ShowTitle="True"
           runat="server"/>

      <br /><br />

      <table cellpadding="5">

         <tr>

            <td>

               Background color:

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr>

            <td>

               <asp:DropDownList id="ColorList"
                    AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="Selection_Change"
                    runat="server">

                  <asp:ListItem Selected="True" Value="White"> White </asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem Value="Silver"> Silver </asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem Value="DarkGray"> Dark Gray </asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem Value="Khaki"> Khaki </asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem Value="DarkKhaki"> Dark Khaki </asp:ListItem>

               </asp:DropDownList>

            </td>

         </tr>
         
      </table>   
  
   </form>

</body>
</html>
 

The following code example demonstrates how to create a DropDownList control though data binding.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
   <script runat="server" >
  
      void Selection_Change(Object sender, EventArgs e)
      {

         // Set the background color for days in the Calendar control
         // based on the value selected by the user from the 
         // DropDownList control.
         Calendar1.DayStyle.BackColor = 
             System.Drawing.Color.FromName(ColorList.SelectedItem.Value);

      }

      void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
      {
  
         // Load data for the DropDownList control only once, when the 
         // page is first loaded.
         if(!IsPostBack)
         {

            // Specify the data source and field names for the Text 
            // and Value properties of the items (ListItem objects) 
            // in the DropDownList control.
            ColorList.DataSource = CreateDataSource();
            ColorList.DataTextField = "ColorTextField";
            ColorList.DataValueField = "ColorValueField";

            // Bind the data to the control.
            ColorList.DataBind();

            // Set the default selected item, if desired.
            ColorList.SelectedIndex = 0;

         }

      }

      ICollection CreateDataSource() 
      {
      
         // Create a table to store data for the DropDownList control.
         DataTable dt = new DataTable();
         
         // Define the columns of the table.
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("ColorTextField", typeof(String)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("ColorValueField", typeof(String)));
 
         // Populate the table with sample values.
         dt.Rows.Add(CreateRow("White", "White", dt));
         dt.Rows.Add(CreateRow("Silver", "Silver", dt));
         dt.Rows.Add(CreateRow("Dark Gray", "DarkGray", dt));
         dt.Rows.Add(CreateRow("Khaki", "Khaki", dt));
         dt.Rows.Add(CreateRow("Dark Khaki", "DarkKhaki", dt));
 
         // Create a DataView from the DataTable to act as the data source
         // for the DropDownList control.
         DataView dv = new DataView(dt);
         return dv;

      }

      DataRow CreateRow(String Text, String Value, DataTable dt)
      {

         // Create a DataRow using the DataTable defined in the 
         // CreateDataSource method.
         DataRow dr = dt.NewRow();
 
         // This DataRow contains the ColorTextField and ColorValueField 
         // fields, as defined in the CreateDataSource method. Set the 
         // fields with the appropriate value. Remember that column 0 
         // is defined as ColorTextField, and column 1 is defined as 
         // ColorValueField.
         dr[0] = Text;
         dr[1] = Value;
 
         return dr;

      }
  
   </script>
  
<head runat="server">
    <title> DropDownList Data Binding Example </title>
</head>
<body>

   <form id="form1" runat="server">
  
      <h3> DropDownList Data Binding Example </h3>

      Select a background color for days in the calendar.

      <br /><br /> 
  
      <asp:Calendar id="Calendar1"
           ShowGridLines="True" 
           ShowTitle="True"
           runat="server"/>

      <br /><br />

      <table cellpadding="5">

         <tr>

            <td>

               Background color:

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr>

            <td>

               <asp:DropDownList id="ColorList"
                    AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="Selection_Change"
                    runat="server"/>

            </td>

         </tr>
         
      </table>   
  
   </form>

</body>
</html>
 
<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
   <script runat="server" >
  
      Sub Selection_Change(sender as Object, e As EventArgs)

         ' Set the background color for days in the Calendar control 
         ' based on the value selected by the user from the
         ' DropDownList control.
         Calendar1.DayStyle.BackColor = _
             System.Drawing.Color.FromName(ColorList.SelectedItem.Value)

      End Sub

      Sub Page_Load(sender as Object, e As EventArgs)
  
         ' Load data for the DropDownList control only once, when the 
         ' page is first loaded.
         If Not IsPostBack Then

            ' Specify the data source and field names for the Text 
            ' and Value properties of the items (ListItem objects)
            ' in the DropDownList control.
            ColorList.DataSource = CreateDataSource()
            ColorList.DataTextField = "ColorTextField"
            ColorList.DataValueField = "ColorValueField"

            ' Bind the data to the control.
            ColorList.DataBind()

            ' Set the default selected item, if desired.
            ColorList.SelectedIndex = 0

         End If

      End Sub

      Function CreateDataSource() As ICollection 
      
         ' Create a table to store data for the DropDownList control.
         Dim dt As DataTable = New DataTable()
         
         ' Define the columns of the table.
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("ColorTextField", GetType(String)))
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("ColorValueField", GetType(String)))
 
         ' Populate the table with sample values.
         dt.Rows.Add(CreateRow("White", "White", dt))
         dt.Rows.Add(CreateRow("Silver", "Silver", dt))
         dt.Rows.Add(CreateRow("Dark Gray", "DarkGray", dt))
         dt.Rows.Add(CreateRow("Khaki", "Khaki", dt))
         dt.Rows.Add(CreateRow("Dark Khaki", "DarkKhaki", dt))
 
         ' Create a DataView from the DataTable to act as the data source
         ' for the DropDownList control.
         Dim dv As DataView = New DataView(dt)
         Return dv

      End Function

      Function CreateRow(Text As String, Value As String, dt As DataTable) As DataRow 

         ' Create a DataRow using the DataTable defined in the 
         ' CreateDataSource method.
         Dim dr As DataRow = dt.NewRow()
 
         ' This DataRow contains the ColorTextField and ColorValueField 
         ' fields, as defined in the CreateDataSource method. Set the 
         ' fields with the appropriate value. Remember that column 0 
         ' is defined as ColorTextField, and column 1 is defined as 
         ' ColorValueField.
         dr(0) = Text
         dr(1) = Value
 
         Return dr

      End Function
  
   </script>
  
<head runat="server">
    <title> DropDownList Data Binding Example </title>
</head>
<body>

   <form id="form1" runat="server">
  
      <h3> DropDownList Data Binding Example </h3>

      Select a background color for days in the calendar.

      <br /><br /> 
  
      <asp:Calendar id="Calendar1"
           ShowGridLines="True" 
           ShowTitle="True"
           runat="server"/>

      <br /><br />

      <table cellpadding="5">

         <tr>

            <td>

               Background color:

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr>

            <td>

               <asp:DropDownList id="ColorList"
                    AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="Selection_Change"
                    runat="server"/>

            </td>

         </tr>
         
      </table>   
  
   </form>

</body>
</html>
 

Remarks

In this topic:

Introduction

Use the DropDownList control to create a single-selection drop-down list control. You can control the appearance of the DropDownList control by setting the BorderColor, BorderStyle, and BorderWidth properties.

To specify the items that you want to appear in the DropDownList control, place a ListItem object for each entry between the opening and closing tags of the DropDownList control.

The DropDownList control also supports data binding. To bind the control to a data source, create a data source, such as a System.Collections.ArrayList object, that contains the items to display in the control. Then, use the Control.DataBind method to bind the data source to the DropDownList control.

Use the SelectedIndex property to programmatically determine the index of the item selected by the user from the DropDownList control. The index can then be used to retrieve the selected item from the Items collection of the control.

Accessibility

For information about how to configure this control so that it generates markup that conforms to accessibility standards, see Accessibility in Visual Studio and ASP.NET and ASP.NET Controls and Accessibility.

Declarative Syntax

<asp:DropDownList  
    AccessKey="string"  
    AppendDataBoundItems="True|False"  
    AutoPostBack="True|False"  
    BackColor="color name|#dddddd"  
    BorderColor="color name|#dddddd"  
    BorderStyle="NotSet|None|Dotted|Dashed|Solid|Double|Groove|Ridge|  
        Inset|Outset"  
    BorderWidth="size"  
    CausesValidation="True|False"  
    CssClass="string"  
    DataMember="string"  
    DataSource="string"  
    DataSourceID="string"  
    DataTextField="string"  
    DataTextFormatString="string"  
    DataValueField="string"  
    Enabled="True|False"  
    EnableTheming="True|False"  
    EnableViewState="True|False"  
    Font-Bold="True|False"  
    Font-Italic="True|False"  
    Font-Names="string"  
    Font-Overline="True|False"  
    Font-Size="string|Smaller|Larger|XX-Small|X-Small|Small|Medium|  
        Large|X-Large|XX-Large"  
    Font-Strikeout="True|False"  
    Font-Underline="True|False"  
    ForeColor="color name|#dddddd"  
    Height="size"  
    ID="string"  
    OnDataBinding="DataBinding event handler"  
    OnDataBound="DataBound event handler"  
    OnDisposed="Disposed event handler"  
    OnInit="Init event handler"  
    OnLoad="Load event handler"  
    OnPreRender="PreRender event handler"  
    OnSelectedIndexChanged="SelectedIndexChanged event handler"  
    OnTextChanged="TextChanged event handler"  
    OnUnload="Unload event handler"  
    runat="server"  
    SelectedIndex="integer"  
    SelectedValue="string"  
    SkinID="string"  
    Style="string"  
    TabIndex="integer"  
    ToolTip="string"  
    ValidationGroup="string"  
    Visible="True|False"  
    Width="size"  
>  
            <asp:ListItem  
                Enabled="True|False"  
                Selected="True|False"  
                Text="string"  
                Value="string"  
            />  
</asp:DropDownList>  

Constructors

DropDownList() DropDownList() DropDownList() DropDownList()

Initializes a new instance of the DropDownList class.

Properties

AccessKey AccessKey AccessKey AccessKey

Gets or sets the access key that allows you to quickly navigate to the Web server control.

(Inherited from WebControl)
Adapter Adapter Adapter Adapter

Gets the browser-specific adapter for the control.

(Inherited from Control)
AppendDataBoundItems AppendDataBoundItems AppendDataBoundItems AppendDataBoundItems

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether list items are cleared before data binding.

(Inherited from ListControl)
AppRelativeTemplateSourceDirectory AppRelativeTemplateSourceDirectory AppRelativeTemplateSourceDirectory AppRelativeTemplateSourceDirectory

Gets or sets the application-relative virtual directory of the Page or UserControl object that contains this control.

(Inherited from Control)
Attributes Attributes Attributes Attributes

Gets the collection of arbitrary attributes (for rendering only) that do not correspond to properties on the control.

(Inherited from WebControl)
AutoPostBack AutoPostBack AutoPostBack AutoPostBack

Gets or sets a value indicating whether a postback to the server automatically occurs when the user changes the list selection.

(Inherited from ListControl)
BackColor BackColor BackColor BackColor

Gets or sets the background color of the Web server control.

(Inherited from WebControl)
BindingContainer BindingContainer BindingContainer BindingContainer

Gets the control that contains this control's data binding.

(Inherited from Control)
BorderColor BorderColor BorderColor BorderColor

Gets or sets the border color of the control.

BorderStyle BorderStyle BorderStyle BorderStyle

Gets or sets the border style of the control.

BorderWidth BorderWidth BorderWidth BorderWidth

Gets or sets the border width for the control.

CausesValidation CausesValidation CausesValidation CausesValidation

Gets or sets a value indicating whether validation is performed when a control that is derived from the ListControl class is clicked.

(Inherited from ListControl)
ChildControlsCreated ChildControlsCreated ChildControlsCreated ChildControlsCreated

Gets a value that indicates whether the server control's child controls have been created.

(Inherited from Control)
ClientID ClientID ClientID ClientID

Gets the control ID for HTML markup that is generated by ASP.NET.

(Inherited from Control)
ClientIDMode ClientIDMode ClientIDMode ClientIDMode

Gets or sets the algorithm that is used to generate the value of the ClientID property.

(Inherited from Control)
ClientIDSeparator ClientIDSeparator ClientIDSeparator ClientIDSeparator

Gets a character value representing the separator character used in the ClientID property.

(Inherited from Control)
Context Context Context Context

Gets the HttpContext object associated with the server control for the current Web request.

(Inherited from Control)
Controls Controls Controls Controls

Gets a ControlCollection object that represents the child controls for a specified server control in the UI hierarchy.

(Inherited from Control)
ControlStyle ControlStyle ControlStyle ControlStyle

Gets the style of the Web server control. This property is used primarily by control developers.

(Inherited from WebControl)
ControlStyleCreated ControlStyleCreated ControlStyleCreated ControlStyleCreated

Gets a value indicating whether a Style object has been created for the ControlStyle property. This property is primarily used by control developers.

(Inherited from WebControl)
CssClass CssClass CssClass CssClass

Gets or sets the Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) class rendered by the Web server control on the client.

(Inherited from WebControl)
DataItemContainer DataItemContainer DataItemContainer DataItemContainer

Gets a reference to the naming container if the naming container implements IDataItemContainer.

(Inherited from Control)
DataKeysContainer DataKeysContainer DataKeysContainer DataKeysContainer

Gets a reference to the naming container if the naming container implements IDataKeysControl.

(Inherited from Control)
DataMember DataMember DataMember DataMember Inherited from ListControl
DataSource DataSource DataSource DataSource Inherited from ListControl
DataTextField DataTextField DataTextField DataTextField

Gets or sets the field of the data source that provides the text content of the list items.

(Inherited from ListControl)
DataTextFormatString DataTextFormatString DataTextFormatString DataTextFormatString

Gets or sets the formatting string used to control how data bound to the list control is displayed.

(Inherited from ListControl)
DataValueField DataValueField DataValueField DataValueField

Gets or sets the field of the data source that provides the value of each list item.

(Inherited from ListControl)
DesignMode DesignMode DesignMode DesignMode

Gets a value indicating whether a control is being used on a design surface.

(Inherited from Control)
Enabled Enabled Enabled Enabled

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the Web server control is enabled.

(Inherited from WebControl)
EnableTheming EnableTheming EnableTheming EnableTheming

Gets or sets a value indicating whether themes apply to this control.

(Inherited from WebControl)
EnableViewState EnableViewState EnableViewState EnableViewState

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the server control persists its view state, and the view state of any child controls it contains, to the requesting client.

(Inherited from Control)
Events Events Events Events

Gets a list of event handler delegates for the control. This property is read-only.

(Inherited from Control)
Font Font Font Font

Gets the font properties associated with the Web server control.

(Inherited from WebControl)
ForeColor ForeColor ForeColor ForeColor

Gets or sets the foreground color (typically the color of the text) of the Web server control.

(Inherited from WebControl)
HasAttributes HasAttributes HasAttributes HasAttributes

Gets a value indicating whether the control has attributes set.

(Inherited from WebControl)
HasChildViewState HasChildViewState HasChildViewState HasChildViewState

Gets a value indicating whether the current server control's child controls have any saved view-state settings.

(Inherited from Control)
Height Height Height Height

Gets or sets the height of the Web server control.

(Inherited from WebControl)
IControlBuilderAccessor.ControlBuilder IControlBuilderAccessor.ControlBuilder IControlBuilderAccessor.ControlBuilder IControlBuilderAccessor.ControlBuilder

For a description of this member, see ControlBuilder.

(Inherited from Control)
IControlDesignerAccessor.UserData IControlDesignerAccessor.UserData IControlDesignerAccessor.UserData IControlDesignerAccessor.UserData

For a description of this member, see UserData.

(Inherited from Control)
ID ID ID ID

Gets or sets the programmatic identifier assigned to the server control.

(Inherited from Control)
IDataBindingsAccessor.DataBindings IDataBindingsAccessor.DataBindings IDataBindingsAccessor.DataBindings IDataBindingsAccessor.DataBindings

For a description of this member, see DataBindings.

(Inherited from Control)
IDataBindingsAccessor.HasDataBindings IDataBindingsAccessor.HasDataBindings IDataBindingsAccessor.HasDataBindings IDataBindingsAccessor.HasDataBindings

For a description of this member, see HasDataBindings.

(Inherited from Control)
IdSeparator IdSeparator IdSeparator IdSeparator

Gets the character used to separate control identifiers.

(Inherited from Control)
IExpressionsAccessor.Expressions IExpressionsAccessor.Expressions IExpressionsAccessor.Expressions IExpressionsAccessor.Expressions

For a description of this member, see Expressions.

(Inherited from Control)
IExpressionsAccessor.HasExpressions IExpressionsAccessor.HasExpressions IExpressionsAccessor.HasExpressions IExpressionsAccessor.HasExpressions

For a description of this member, see HasExpressions.

(Inherited from Control)
IsChildControlStateCleared IsChildControlStateCleared IsChildControlStateCleared IsChildControlStateCleared

Gets a value indicating whether controls contained within this control have control state.

(Inherited from Control)
IsEnabled IsEnabled IsEnabled IsEnabled

Gets a value indicating whether the control is enabled.

(Inherited from WebControl)
IsTrackingViewState IsTrackingViewState IsTrackingViewState IsTrackingViewState

Gets a value that indicates whether the server control is saving changes to its view state.

(Inherited from Control)
IsViewStateEnabled IsViewStateEnabled IsViewStateEnabled IsViewStateEnabled

Gets a value indicating whether view state is enabled for this control.

(Inherited from Control)
Items Items Items Items

Gets the collection of items in the list control.

(Inherited from ListControl)
LoadViewStateByID LoadViewStateByID LoadViewStateByID LoadViewStateByID

Gets a value indicating whether the control participates in loading its view state by ID instead of index.

(Inherited from Control)
NamingContainer NamingContainer NamingContainer NamingContainer

Gets a reference to the server control's naming container, which creates a unique namespace for differentiating between server controls with the same ID property value.

(Inherited from Control)
Page Page Page Page

Gets a reference to the Page instance that contains the server control.

(Inherited from Control)
Parent Parent Parent Parent

Gets a reference to the server control's parent control in the page control hierarchy.

(Inherited from Control)
RenderingCompatibility RenderingCompatibility RenderingCompatibility RenderingCompatibility

Gets a value that specifies the ASP.NET version that rendered HTML will be compatible with.

(Inherited from Control)
SelectedIndex SelectedIndex SelectedIndex SelectedIndex

Gets or sets the index of the selected item in the DropDownList control.

SelectedItem SelectedItem SelectedItem SelectedItem

Gets the selected item with the lowest index in the list control.

(Inherited from ListControl)
SelectedValue SelectedValue SelectedValue SelectedValue

Gets the value of the selected item in the list control, or selects the item in the list control that contains the specified value.

(Inherited from ListControl)
Site Site Site Site

Gets information about the container that hosts the current control when rendered on a design surface.

(Inherited from Control)
SkinID SkinID SkinID SkinID

Gets or sets the skin to apply to the control.

(Inherited from WebControl)
Style Style Style Style

Gets a collection of text attributes that will be rendered as a style attribute on the outer tag of the Web server control.

(Inherited from WebControl)
SupportsDisabledAttribute SupportsDisabledAttribute SupportsDisabledAttribute SupportsDisabledAttribute

Gets a value that indicates whether the control should set the disabled attribute of the rendered HTML element to "disabled" when the control's IsEnabled property is false.

TabIndex TabIndex TabIndex TabIndex

Gets or sets the tab index of the Web server control.

(Inherited from WebControl)
TagKey TagKey TagKey TagKey

Gets the HtmlTextWriterTag value for the ListControl control.

(Inherited from ListControl)
TagName TagName TagName TagName

Gets the name of the control tag. This property is used primarily by control developers.

(Inherited from WebControl)
TemplateControl TemplateControl TemplateControl TemplateControl

Gets or sets a reference to the template that contains this control.

(Inherited from Control)
TemplateSourceDirectory TemplateSourceDirectory TemplateSourceDirectory TemplateSourceDirectory

Gets the virtual directory of the Page or UserControl that contains the current server control.

(Inherited from Control)
Text Text Text Text

Gets or sets the SelectedValue property of the ListControl control.

(Inherited from ListControl)
ToolTip ToolTip ToolTip ToolTip
UniqueID UniqueID UniqueID UniqueID

Gets the unique, hierarchically qualified identifier for the server control.

(Inherited from Control)
ValidateRequestMode ValidateRequestMode ValidateRequestMode ValidateRequestMode

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the control checks client input from the browser for potentially dangerous values.

(Inherited from Control)
ValidationGroup ValidationGroup ValidationGroup ValidationGroup

Gets or sets the group of controls for which the control that is derived from the ListControl class causes validation when it posts back to the server.

(Inherited from ListControl)
ViewState ViewState ViewState ViewState

Gets a dictionary of state information that allows you to save and restore the view state of a server control across multiple requests for the same page.

(Inherited from Control)
ViewStateIgnoresCase ViewStateIgnoresCase ViewStateIgnoresCase ViewStateIgnoresCase

Gets a value that indicates whether the StateBag object is case-insensitive.

(Inherited from Control)
ViewStateMode ViewStateMode ViewStateMode ViewStateMode

Gets or sets the view-state mode of this control.

(Inherited from Control)
Visible Visible Visible Visible

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether a server control is rendered as UI on the page.

(Inherited from Control)
Width Width Width Width

Gets or sets the width of the Web server control.

(Inherited from WebControl)

Methods

AddAttributesToRender(HtmlTextWriter) AddAttributesToRender(HtmlTextWriter) AddAttributesToRender(HtmlTextWriter) AddAttributesToRender(HtmlTextWriter)

Adds HTML attributes and styles that need to be rendered to the specified HtmlTextWriter object.

AddedControl(Control, Int32) AddedControl(Control, Int32) AddedControl(Control, Int32) AddedControl(Control, Int32)

Called after a child control is added to the Controls collection of the Control object.

(Inherited from Control)
AddParsedSubObject(Object) AddParsedSubObject(Object) AddParsedSubObject(Object) AddParsedSubObject(Object)

Notifies the server control that an element, either XML or HTML, was parsed, and adds the element to the server control's ControlCollection object.

(Inherited from Control)
ApplyStyle(Style) ApplyStyle(Style) ApplyStyle(Style) ApplyStyle(Style)

Copies any nonblank elements of the specified style to the Web control, overwriting any existing style elements of the control. This method is primarily used by control developers.

(Inherited from WebControl)
ApplyStyleSheetSkin(Page) ApplyStyleSheetSkin(Page) ApplyStyleSheetSkin(Page) ApplyStyleSheetSkin(Page)

Applies the style properties defined in the page style sheet to the control.

(Inherited from Control)
BeginRenderTracing(TextWriter, Object) BeginRenderTracing(TextWriter, Object) BeginRenderTracing(TextWriter, Object) BeginRenderTracing(TextWriter, Object)

Begins design-time tracing of rendering data.

(Inherited from Control)
BuildProfileTree(String, Boolean) BuildProfileTree(String, Boolean) BuildProfileTree(String, Boolean) BuildProfileTree(String, Boolean)

Gathers information about the server control and delivers it to the Trace property to be displayed when tracing is enabled for the page.

(Inherited from Control)
ClearCachedClientID() ClearCachedClientID() ClearCachedClientID() ClearCachedClientID()

Sets the cached ClientID value to null.

(Inherited from Control)
ClearChildControlState() ClearChildControlState() ClearChildControlState() ClearChildControlState()

Deletes the control-state information for the server control's child controls.

(Inherited from Control)
ClearChildState() ClearChildState() ClearChildState() ClearChildState()

Deletes the view-state and control-state information for all the server control's child controls.

(Inherited from Control)
ClearChildViewState() ClearChildViewState() ClearChildViewState() ClearChildViewState()

Deletes the view-state information for all the server control's child controls.

(Inherited from Control)
ClearEffectiveClientIDMode() ClearEffectiveClientIDMode() ClearEffectiveClientIDMode() ClearEffectiveClientIDMode()

Sets the ClientIDMode property of the current control instance and of any child controls to Inherit.

(Inherited from Control)
ClearSelection() ClearSelection() ClearSelection() ClearSelection()

Clears out the list selection and sets the Selected property of all items to false.

(Inherited from ListControl)
CopyBaseAttributes(WebControl) CopyBaseAttributes(WebControl) CopyBaseAttributes(WebControl) CopyBaseAttributes(WebControl)

Copies the properties not encapsulated by the Style object from the specified Web server control to the Web server control that this method is called from. This method is used primarily by control developers.

(Inherited from WebControl)
CreateChildControls() CreateChildControls() CreateChildControls() CreateChildControls()

Called by the ASP.NET page framework to notify server controls that use composition-based implementation to create any child controls they contain in preparation for posting back or rendering.

(Inherited from Control)
CreateControlCollection() CreateControlCollection() CreateControlCollection() CreateControlCollection()

Creates a collection to store child controls.

CreateControlStyle() CreateControlStyle() CreateControlStyle() CreateControlStyle()

Creates the style object that is used internally by the WebControl class to implement all style related properties. This method is used primarily by control developers.

(Inherited from WebControl)
DataBind() DataBind() DataBind() DataBind()

Binds a data source to the invoked server control and all its child controls.

(Inherited from Control)
DataBind(Boolean) DataBind(Boolean) DataBind(Boolean) DataBind(Boolean)

Binds a data source to the invoked server control and all its child controls with an option to raise the DataBinding event.

(Inherited from Control)
DataBindChildren() DataBindChildren() DataBindChildren() DataBindChildren()

Binds a data source to the server control's child controls.

(Inherited from Control)
Dispose() Dispose() Dispose() Dispose()

Enables a server control to perform final clean up before it is released from memory.

(Inherited from Control)
EndRenderTracing(TextWriter, Object) EndRenderTracing(TextWriter, Object) EndRenderTracing(TextWriter, Object) EndRenderTracing(TextWriter, Object)

Ends design-time tracing of rendering data.

(Inherited from Control)
EnsureChildControls() EnsureChildControls() EnsureChildControls() EnsureChildControls()

Determines whether the server control contains child controls. If it does not, it creates child controls.

(Inherited from Control)
EnsureID() EnsureID() EnsureID() EnsureID()

Creates an identifier for controls that do not have an identifier assigned.

(Inherited from Control)
Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
FindControl(String) FindControl(String) FindControl(String) FindControl(String)

Searches the current naming container for a server control with the specified id parameter.

(Inherited from Control)
FindControl(String, Int32) FindControl(String, Int32) FindControl(String, Int32) FindControl(String, Int32)

Searches the current naming container for a server control with the specified id and an integer, specified in the pathOffset parameter, which aids in the search. You should not override this version of the FindControl method.

(Inherited from Control)
Focus() Focus() Focus() Focus()

Sets input focus to a control.

(Inherited from Control)
GetDesignModeState() GetDesignModeState() GetDesignModeState() GetDesignModeState()

Gets design-time data for a control.

(Inherited from Control)
GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetRouteUrl(Object) GetRouteUrl(Object) GetRouteUrl(Object) GetRouteUrl(Object)

Gets the URL that corresponds to a set of route parameters.

(Inherited from Control)
GetRouteUrl(RouteValueDictionary) GetRouteUrl(RouteValueDictionary) GetRouteUrl(RouteValueDictionary) GetRouteUrl(RouteValueDictionary)

Gets the URL that corresponds to a set of route parameters.

(Inherited from Control)
GetRouteUrl(String, Object) GetRouteUrl(String, Object) GetRouteUrl(String, Object) GetRouteUrl(String, Object)

Gets the URL that corresponds to a set of route parameters and a route name.

(Inherited from Control)
GetRouteUrl(String, RouteValueDictionary) GetRouteUrl(String, RouteValueDictionary) GetRouteUrl(String, RouteValueDictionary) GetRouteUrl(String, RouteValueDictionary)

Gets the URL that corresponds to a set of route parameters and a route name.

(Inherited from Control)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
GetUniqueIDRelativeTo(Control) GetUniqueIDRelativeTo(Control) GetUniqueIDRelativeTo(Control) GetUniqueIDRelativeTo(Control)

Returns the prefixed portion of the UniqueID property of the specified control.

(Inherited from Control)
HasControls() HasControls() HasControls() HasControls()

Determines if the server control contains any child controls.

(Inherited from Control)
HasEvents() HasEvents() HasEvents() HasEvents()

Returns a value indicating whether events are registered for the control or any child controls.

(Inherited from Control)
IsLiteralContent() IsLiteralContent() IsLiteralContent() IsLiteralContent()

Determines if the server control holds only literal content.

(Inherited from Control)
LoadControlState(Object) LoadControlState(Object) LoadControlState(Object) LoadControlState(Object)

Restores control-state information from a previous page request that was saved by the SaveControlState() method.

(Inherited from Control)
LoadPostData(String, NameValueCollection) LoadPostData(String, NameValueCollection) LoadPostData(String, NameValueCollection) LoadPostData(String, NameValueCollection)

Processes postback data for the DropDownList control.

LoadViewState(Object) LoadViewState(Object) LoadViewState(Object) LoadViewState(Object)

Loads the previously saved view state of the DetailsView control.

(Inherited from ListControl)
MapPathSecure(String) MapPathSecure(String) MapPathSecure(String) MapPathSecure(String)

Retrieves the physical path that a virtual path, either absolute or relative, maps to.

(Inherited from Control)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
MergeStyle(Style) MergeStyle(Style) MergeStyle(Style) MergeStyle(Style)

Copies any nonblank elements of the specified style to the Web control, but will not overwrite any existing style elements of the control. This method is used primarily by control developers.

(Inherited from WebControl)
OnBubbleEvent(Object, EventArgs) OnBubbleEvent(Object, EventArgs) OnBubbleEvent(Object, EventArgs) OnBubbleEvent(Object, EventArgs)

Determines whether the event for the server control is passed up the page's UI server control hierarchy.

(Inherited from Control)
OnDataBinding(EventArgs) OnDataBinding(EventArgs) OnDataBinding(EventArgs) OnDataBinding(EventArgs)

Raises the DataBinding event.

(Inherited from ListControl)
OnInit(EventArgs) OnInit(EventArgs) OnInit(EventArgs) OnInit(EventArgs)

Raises the Init event.

(Inherited from Control)
OnLoad(EventArgs) OnLoad(EventArgs) OnLoad(EventArgs) OnLoad(EventArgs)

Raises the Load event.

(Inherited from Control)
OnPreRender(EventArgs) OnPreRender(EventArgs) OnPreRender(EventArgs) OnPreRender(EventArgs)

Raises the PreRender event.

(Inherited from ListControl)
OnSelectedIndexChanged(EventArgs) OnSelectedIndexChanged(EventArgs) OnSelectedIndexChanged(EventArgs) OnSelectedIndexChanged(EventArgs)

Raises the SelectedIndexChanged event. This allows you to provide a custom handler for the event.

(Inherited from ListControl)
OnTextChanged(EventArgs) OnTextChanged(EventArgs) OnTextChanged(EventArgs) OnTextChanged(EventArgs)

Raises the TextChanged event.

(Inherited from ListControl)
OnUnload(EventArgs) OnUnload(EventArgs) OnUnload(EventArgs) OnUnload(EventArgs)

Raises the Unload event.

(Inherited from Control)
OpenFile(String) OpenFile(String) OpenFile(String) OpenFile(String)

Gets a Stream used to read a file.

(Inherited from Control)
PerformDataBinding(IEnumerable) PerformDataBinding(IEnumerable) PerformDataBinding(IEnumerable) PerformDataBinding(IEnumerable)

Binds the specified data source to the control that is derived from the ListControl class.

(Inherited from ListControl)
PerformSelect() PerformSelect() PerformSelect() PerformSelect()

Retrieves data from the associated data source.

(Inherited from ListControl)
RaiseBubbleEvent(Object, EventArgs) RaiseBubbleEvent(Object, EventArgs) RaiseBubbleEvent(Object, EventArgs) RaiseBubbleEvent(Object, EventArgs)

Assigns any sources of the event and its information to the control's parent.

(Inherited from Control)
RaisePostDataChangedEvent() RaisePostDataChangedEvent() RaisePostDataChangedEvent() RaisePostDataChangedEvent()

Raises events for the DropDownList control when postback occurs.

RemovedControl(Control) RemovedControl(Control) RemovedControl(Control) RemovedControl(Control)

Called after a child control is removed from the Controls collection of the Control object.

(Inherited from Control)
Render(HtmlTextWriter) Render(HtmlTextWriter) Render(HtmlTextWriter) Render(HtmlTextWriter)

Renders the control to the specified HTML writer.

(Inherited from WebControl)
RenderBeginTag(HtmlTextWriter) RenderBeginTag(HtmlTextWriter) RenderBeginTag(HtmlTextWriter) RenderBeginTag(HtmlTextWriter)

Renders the HTML opening tag of the control to the specified writer. This method is used primarily by control developers.

(Inherited from WebControl)
RenderChildren(HtmlTextWriter) RenderChildren(HtmlTextWriter) RenderChildren(HtmlTextWriter) RenderChildren(HtmlTextWriter)

Outputs the content of a server control's children to a provided HtmlTextWriter object, which writes the content to be rendered on the client.

(Inherited from Control)
RenderContents(HtmlTextWriter) RenderContents(HtmlTextWriter) RenderContents(HtmlTextWriter) RenderContents(HtmlTextWriter)
RenderControl(HtmlTextWriter) RenderControl(HtmlTextWriter) RenderControl(HtmlTextWriter) RenderControl(HtmlTextWriter)

Outputs server control content to a provided HtmlTextWriter object and stores tracing information about the control if tracing is enabled.

(Inherited from Control)
RenderControl(HtmlTextWriter, ControlAdapter) RenderControl(HtmlTextWriter, ControlAdapter) RenderControl(HtmlTextWriter, ControlAdapter) RenderControl(HtmlTextWriter, ControlAdapter)

Outputs server control content to a provided HtmlTextWriter object using a provided ControlAdapter object.

(Inherited from Control)
RenderEndTag(HtmlTextWriter) RenderEndTag(HtmlTextWriter) RenderEndTag(HtmlTextWriter) RenderEndTag(HtmlTextWriter)

Renders the HTML closing tag of the control into the specified writer. This method is used primarily by control developers.

(Inherited from WebControl)
ResolveAdapter() ResolveAdapter() ResolveAdapter() ResolveAdapter()

Gets the control adapter responsible for rendering the specified control.

(Inherited from Control)
ResolveClientUrl(String) ResolveClientUrl(String) ResolveClientUrl(String) ResolveClientUrl(String)

Gets a URL that can be used by the browser.

(Inherited from Control)
ResolveUrl(String) ResolveUrl(String) ResolveUrl(String) ResolveUrl(String)

Converts a URL into one that is usable on the requesting client.

(Inherited from Control)
SaveControlState() SaveControlState() SaveControlState() SaveControlState()

Saves any server control state changes that have occurred since the time the page was posted back to the server.

(Inherited from Control)
SaveViewState() SaveViewState() SaveViewState() SaveViewState()

Saves the current view state of the ListControl -derived control and the items it contains.

(Inherited from ListControl)
SetDesignModeState(IDictionary) SetDesignModeState(IDictionary) SetDesignModeState(IDictionary) SetDesignModeState(IDictionary)

Sets design-time data for a control.

(Inherited from Control)
SetPostDataSelection(Int32) SetPostDataSelection(Int32) SetPostDataSelection(Int32) SetPostDataSelection(Int32)

Sets the Selected property of a ListItem control after a page is posted.

(Inherited from ListControl)
SetRenderMethodDelegate(RenderMethod) SetRenderMethodDelegate(RenderMethod) SetRenderMethodDelegate(RenderMethod) SetRenderMethodDelegate(RenderMethod)

Assigns an event handler delegate to render the server control and its content into its parent control.

(Inherited from Control)
SetTraceData(Object, Object) SetTraceData(Object, Object) SetTraceData(Object, Object) SetTraceData(Object, Object)

Sets trace data for design-time tracing of rendering data, using the trace data key and the trace data value.

(Inherited from Control)
SetTraceData(Object, Object, Object) SetTraceData(Object, Object, Object) SetTraceData(Object, Object, Object) SetTraceData(Object, Object, Object)

Sets trace data for design-time tracing of rendering data, using the traced object, the trace data key, and the trace data value.

(Inherited from Control)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
TrackViewState() TrackViewState() TrackViewState() TrackViewState()

Marks the starting point to begin tracking and saving view-state changes to a ListControl -derived control.

(Inherited from ListControl)
VerifyMultiSelect() VerifyMultiSelect() VerifyMultiSelect() VerifyMultiSelect()

Always throws an HttpException exception because multiple selection is not supported for the DropDownList control.

Explicit Interface Implementations

IAttributeAccessor.GetAttribute(String) IAttributeAccessor.GetAttribute(String) IAttributeAccessor.GetAttribute(String) IAttributeAccessor.GetAttribute(String)

Gets an attribute of the Web control with the specified name.

(Inherited from WebControl)
IAttributeAccessor.SetAttribute(String, String) IAttributeAccessor.SetAttribute(String, String) IAttributeAccessor.SetAttribute(String, String) IAttributeAccessor.SetAttribute(String, String)

Sets an attribute of the Web control to the specified name and value.

(Inherited from WebControl)
IControlDesignerAccessor.GetDesignModeState() IControlDesignerAccessor.GetDesignModeState() IControlDesignerAccessor.GetDesignModeState() IControlDesignerAccessor.GetDesignModeState()

For a description of this member, see GetDesignModeState().

(Inherited from Control)
IControlDesignerAccessor.SetDesignModeState(IDictionary) IControlDesignerAccessor.SetDesignModeState(IDictionary) IControlDesignerAccessor.SetDesignModeState(IDictionary) IControlDesignerAccessor.SetDesignModeState(IDictionary)

For a description of this member, see SetDesignModeState(IDictionary).

(Inherited from Control)
IControlDesignerAccessor.SetOwnerControl(Control) IControlDesignerAccessor.SetOwnerControl(Control) IControlDesignerAccessor.SetOwnerControl(Control) IControlDesignerAccessor.SetOwnerControl(Control)

For a description of this member, see SetOwnerControl(Control).

(Inherited from Control)
IParserAccessor.AddParsedSubObject(Object) IParserAccessor.AddParsedSubObject(Object) IParserAccessor.AddParsedSubObject(Object) IParserAccessor.AddParsedSubObject(Object)

For a description of this member, see AddParsedSubObject(Object).

(Inherited from Control)
IPostBackDataHandler.LoadPostData(String, NameValueCollection) IPostBackDataHandler.LoadPostData(String, NameValueCollection) IPostBackDataHandler.LoadPostData(String, NameValueCollection) IPostBackDataHandler.LoadPostData(String, NameValueCollection)

Processes posted data for the DropDownList control.

IPostBackDataHandler.RaisePostDataChangedEvent() IPostBackDataHandler.RaisePostDataChangedEvent() IPostBackDataHandler.RaisePostDataChangedEvent() IPostBackDataHandler.RaisePostDataChangedEvent()

Raises events for the DropDownList control on postback.

Events

DataBinding DataBinding DataBinding DataBinding

Occurs when the server control binds to a data source.

(Inherited from Control)
Disposed Disposed Disposed Disposed

Occurs when a server control is released from memory, which is the last stage of the server control lifecycle when an ASP.NET page is requested.

(Inherited from Control)
Init Init Init Init

Occurs when the server control is initialized, which is the first step in its lifecycle.

(Inherited from Control)
Load Load Load Load

Occurs when the server control is loaded into the Page object.

(Inherited from Control)
PreRender PreRender PreRender PreRender

Occurs after the Control object is loaded but prior to rendering.

(Inherited from Control)
SelectedIndexChanged SelectedIndexChanged SelectedIndexChanged SelectedIndexChanged

Occurs when the selection from the list control changes between posts to the server.

(Inherited from ListControl)
TextChanged TextChanged TextChanged TextChanged

Occurs when the Text and SelectedValue properties change.

(Inherited from ListControl)
Unload Unload Unload Unload

Occurs when the server control is unloaded from memory.

(Inherited from Control)

Extension Methods

FindDataSourceControl(Control) FindDataSourceControl(Control) FindDataSourceControl(Control) FindDataSourceControl(Control)

Returns the data source that is associated with the data control for the specified control.

FindFieldTemplate(Control, String) FindFieldTemplate(Control, String) FindFieldTemplate(Control, String) FindFieldTemplate(Control, String)

Returns the field template for the specified column in the specified control's naming container.

FindMetaTable(Control) FindMetaTable(Control) FindMetaTable(Control) FindMetaTable(Control)

Returns the metatable object for the containing data control.

Applies to

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