dazzling kumar dazzling kumar - 1 year ago 159
C# Question

There is no ViewData item of type 'IEnumerable<SelectListItem>' that has the key country

in binding dropdown in mvc i always get this error There is no ViewData item of type 'IEnumerable' country that has the key i dont know how to sort it


(IEnumerable<SelectListItem>)ViewBag.countrydrop,"Select country")


List<Companyregister> coun = new List<Companyregister>();
coun = ds.getcountry();

List<SelectListItem> item8 = new List<SelectListItem>();
foreach( var c in coun )
item8.Add(new SelectListItem
Text = c.country,
Value = c.countryid.ToString()

ViewBag.countrydrop = item8;
return View();

i dont know where im wrong ,can anyone help me thanks in advance

Answer Source

In your action change ViewBag.countrydrop = item8 to ViewBag.country = item8;and in View write like this:

                   "Select country")

Actually when you write

@Html.DropDownList("country", (IEnumerable)ViewBag.country, "Select country")


Html.DropDownList("country","Select Country)

it looks in for IEnumerable<SelectListItem> in ViewBag with key country, you can also use this overload in this case:

@Html.DropDownList("country","Select country") // it will look for ViewBag.country and populates dropdown

See Working DEMO Example

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