populate a dropdownlist 'Text' & 'Value' fields

Useing Web Matric and coding in C#. I put a DropDownList on the form and bring up the Properties box and I can enter a 'Text name' and then a 'Value' item. So the list displays the name 'Leo', the 'Value' has been set to a color I use, say Green. I select Leo and and can use the value with no problems. My question is in stead of hard coding all the various 'Text' and 'Value' entries, how can I do that in code. I use : DropDownList.Items.Add(UserEnterdName.Text); (a text box) and I get the data in but it puts it in both the 'Text' and the 'Value' field. So if I enter Leo here I get Leo out which is not what I want. I want to enter Leo and the Color. Any help? Thanks.
5/19/2005 6:49:07 PM
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do dropdownlist.items.add(new listItem(text,value))



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