SelectExtensions.DropDownListFor<TModel, TProperty> Method (HtmlHelper<TModel>, Expression<Func<TModel, TProperty>>, IEnumerable<SelectListItem>)

Returns an HTML select element for each property in the object that is represented by the specified expression using the specified list items.

Namespace:  System.Web.Mvc.Html
Assembly:  System.Web.Mvc (in System.Web.Mvc.dll)


<ExtensionAttribute> _
Public Shared Function DropDownListFor(Of TModel, TProperty) ( _
    htmlHelper As HtmlHelper(Of TModel), _
    expression As Expression(Of Func(Of TModel, TProperty)), _
    selectList As IEnumerable(Of SelectListItem) _
) As MvcHtmlString
Dim htmlHelper As HtmlHelper(Of TModel)
Dim expression As Expression(Of Func(Of TModel, TProperty))
Dim selectList As IEnumerable(Of SelectListItem)
Dim returnValue As MvcHtmlString 

returnValue = htmlHelper.DropDownListFor(expression, _
public static MvcHtmlString DropDownListFor<TModel, TProperty>(
    this HtmlHelper<TModel> htmlHelper,
    Expression<Func<TModel, TProperty>> expression,
    IEnumerable<SelectListItem> selectList
generic<typename TModel, typename TProperty>
static MvcHtmlString^ DropDownListFor(
    HtmlHelper<TModel>^ htmlHelper, 
    Expression<Func<TModel, TProperty>^>^ expression, 
    IEnumerable<SelectListItem^>^ selectList
static member DropDownListFor : 
        htmlHelper:HtmlHelper<'TModel> * 
        expression:Expression<Func<'TModel, 'TProperty>> * 
        selectList:IEnumerable<SelectListItem> -> MvcHtmlString
JScript does not support generic types and methods.

Type Parameters

  • TModel
    The type of the model.
  • TProperty
    The type of the value.


Return Value

Type: System.Web.Mvc.MvcHtmlString
An HTML select element for each property in the object that is represented by the expression.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type HtmlHelper<TModel>. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter. For more information, see or


Exception Condition

The expression parameter is nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

See Also


SelectExtensions Class

DropDownListFor Overload

System.Web.Mvc.Html Namespace