Web Forms :: How To Load The DropDownList Controls With Items Before The Form Databinding Occurs

Oct 11, 2010

I have a webForm which host a gridview and a formview. The formview is used for showing/editing a record which the user Select from the gridview.

In the formview Edit template I used DropDownList controls with

SelectedValue='<% bind("datafield")%>'

for enabling the user easier interface. A few of the DropDownList controls need to have a list of 100 items and I want to load the items from code behind and not from the aspx.

I tried to update the DDL's from FormView.Load, FormView.ModeChanging, FormView.PreRender but
nothing I am getting an error like this:


How do I load the DropDownList controls with items BEFORE the form databinding occurs.

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