After selecting DropDownList Item, how to set DropDownList Item so that it corresponds to new selection.


 I'm having difficulty retaining DropDownList selected item so that it corresponds to the new page that is called when the item is selected.


DropDownList contains 4 Items

  1. Item1
  2. Item2
  3. Item3
  4. Item4

Each item when selected is bound to a corresponding page.

  1. Item1.aspx
  2. Item2.aspx
  3. Item3.aspx
  4. Item4.aspx

If the default page is Item1.aspx...if I select Item3 in the DropDownList, the page Navigates to the corresponding page - Item3.aspx.  I want the DropDownList to remain displaying Item3 and not the default Item.

 Thank you.

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for master page dropdownlist,  implement the following events like below.

 protected void test_SelectedIndexChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
        Session["index"] = test.SelectedIndex;
    protected void test_PreRender(object sender, EventArgs e)
        if (Session["index"] != null)
            test.SelectedIndex = (int)Session["index"];

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9/17/2008 1:22:42 PM


 Thanks, that resolved the issue of the DropDownList retaining the selected item, however its corresponding page does not fire now. In other words the chosen page does not load.


9/19/2008 10:40:15 AM

 did u set autopostback propert to true in master page dropdownlist?

i am getting correctly. check whether seelcted index changed event is firing or not?

this is the master page i did.


<%@ Master Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="MasterPage.master.cs" Inherits="MasterPage" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">

<html xmlns="" >
<head runat="server">
    <title>Untitled Page</title>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
                This is master page
                <asp:DropDownList ID="test" runat="server" AutoPostBack="True" OnSelectedIndexChanged="test_SelectedIndexChanged" OnPreRender="test_PreRender">
                    <asp:ListItem Text="notupdating" Value="notupdating.aspx"></asp:ListItem>
                       <asp:ListItem Text="parentchildanddetails" Value="parentchildsanddetails.aspx"></asp:ListItem>
        <asp:contentplaceholder id="ContentPlaceHolder1" runat="server">
using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Collections;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Security;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts;
using System.Web.UI.HtmlControls;

public partial class MasterPage : System.Web.UI.MasterPage
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)

    protected void test_SelectedIndexChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
        Session["index"] = test.SelectedIndex;
    protected void test_PreRender(object sender, EventArgs e)
        if (Session["index"] != null)
            test.SelectedIndex = (int)Session["index"];
//   and the content pages are just 2 pages. they don't have much code.


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9/19/2008 10:48:46 AM

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