How to: Add Items in List Web Server Controls
The information in this topic applies to the following Web server controls:
You can add items to a list Web server control in the following three ways:
Add static items at design time.
Add items programmatically at run time.
Add items using data binding. For details, see How to: Populate List Web Server Controls from a Data Source.
When you add a list item, you specify up to three possible properties of the item. The following table describes these properties.
Specifies the text displayed in the list.
Specifies a value that is associated with an item but is not displayed. For example, you can set the Text property to the name of chemical element and the Value property to the symbol of the element.
Indicates whether the item is selected. In a CheckBoxList control and in a multi-selection ListBox control, more than one item can be selected. In a DropDownList control, RadioButtonList control, and single-selection ListBox control, only one item can be selected at a time. If you set more than one selected item in these controls, the browser determines which item is rendered as selected. In a BulletedList control, this setting has no effect.
To add static items at design time
In Design view, select the list control to which you want to add items.
In the Properties window, click the ellipsis button () in the Items box.
The ListItem Collection Editor dialog box appears.
Click Add to add a new item.
Select the new item, and then in the properties grid, enter values for its Text, Value, and Selected properties.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each item you want to add, and then click OK.
To add items programmatically
Protected Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, _ ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click ListBox1.Items.Add(New ListItem("Carbon", "C")) ListBox1.Items.Add(New ListItem("Oxygen", "O")) End Sub