Get SelectedValue Of Dropdownlist From Code Behind?

Oct 27, 2010

On an aspx page I have a dropdownlist and a button.

I select a value from the dropdownlist and click the button.

In the button event handler I have the statment: DropDownList1.SelectedValue;

This value is showing up as the first item in the list regardless of what item is actually selected.

Same result with .SelectedItem.Value and .Text

Why? And how do I get the item actually selected?

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