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DropDownList.SelectedIndex Property

Gets or sets the index of the selected item in the DropDownList control.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

abstract SelectedIndex : int with get, set 
override SelectedIndex : int with get, set

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The index of the selected item in the DropDownList control. The default value is 0, which selects the first item in the list.

Use the SelectedIndex property to programmatically specify or determine the index of the selected item from the DropDownList control. An item is always selected in the DropDownList control. You cannot clear the selection from every item in the list at the same time.

NoteNote

The indexes for the items in the DropDownList control are zero-based.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SelectedIndex property to determine the selected item in the DropDownList control.

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.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1
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