The 'Text' and 'SelectedItem.value' properties of DropDownList

Hi all,

Can anybody tell me the differece between the DDL.Text and DDL.SelectedItem.Value property of a DropDownList DDL?

Can they be used interchangeably?



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If you have a dropdown list with the following

dropdown.Items.Add("Monday", "mon")

The text value will be Monday and the value will be mon. However if you define


then both the text and value will be Monday. Hope that helps

1/30/2009 10:04:26 AM

Both will give you the Value of the Selected Item

So if you need text


For Value use


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