SelectExtensions.DropDownListFor(Of TModel, TProperty) Method (HtmlHelper(Of TModel), Expression(Of Func(Of TModel, TProperty)), IEnumerable(Of SelectListItem), String)

Returns an HTML select element for each property in the object that is represented by the specified expression using the specified list items and option label.

Namespace:  System.Web.Mvc.Html
Assembly:  System.Web.Mvc (in System.Web.Mvc.dll)

<ExtensionAttribute> _
Public Shared Function DropDownListFor(Of TModel, TProperty) ( _
	htmlHelper As HtmlHelper(Of TModel), _
	expression As Expression(Of Func(Of TModel, TProperty)), _
	selectList As IEnumerable(Of SelectListItem), _
	optionLabel As String _
) As MvcHtmlString
Dim htmlHelper As HtmlHelper(Of TModel)
Dim expression As Expression(Of Func(Of TModel, TProperty))
Dim selectList As IEnumerable(Of SelectListItem)
Dim optionLabel As String 
Dim returnValue As MvcHtmlString 

returnValue = htmlHelper.DropDownListFor(expression, _
	selectList, optionLabel)

Type Parameters


The type of the model.


The type of the value.


Type: System.Web.Mvc.HtmlHelper(Of TModel)
The HTML helper instance that this method extends.
Type: System.Linq.Expressions.Expression(Of Func(Of TModel, TProperty))
An expression that identifies the object that contains the properties to display.
Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable(Of SelectListItem)
A collection of SelectListItem objects that are used to populate the drop-down list.
Type: System.String
The text for a default empty item. This parameter can be Nothing.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Mvc.MvcHtmlString
An HTML select element for each property in the object that is represented by the expression.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type HtmlHelper(Of TModel). When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter. For more information, see or


The expression parameter is Nothing.