Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Entity Framework (Credit Walt Daniels)

Wiring up Entity Framework to DropDownList ASP.NET.

Prereq ---  Setup Entity Framework.

Private Sub FillSource()
        ctx = New Context()

        Dim qry = From p In ctx.tbl_names
                  Where p.ACTIVE = True
                  Order By p.name
                  Select p.id, p.name

        ddlFundSource.DataSource = qry.ToList()
        ddlFundSource.DataValueField = id"
        ddlFundSource.DataTextField = "name"
        ddlFundSource.Items.Insert(0, New ListItem("[Any Fund]", "0"))    ' Tip if you want to add a default value.

    End Sub

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