I want to set the
Assuming the list is already data bound you can simply set the
SelectedValue property on your dropdown list.
list.DataSource = GetListItems(); // <-- Get your data from somewhere. list.DataValueField = "ValueProperty"; list.DataTextField = "TextProperty"; list.DataBind(); list.SelectedValue = myValue.ToString();
The value of the
myValue variable would need to exist in the property specified within the
DataValueField in your controls databinding.
If the value of
myValue doesn't exist as a value with the dropdown list options it will default to select the first option in the dropdown list.