Inherited DropDownList Designer problem

Discussion in 'ASP .Net Building Controls' started by Ron Vecchi, Sep 13, 2003.

  1. Ron Vecchi

    Ron Vecchi Guest

    I have an inherited DropDownList custom control that in the DataBind()
    method I add a bunch pre determined list items that contain the various
    Country names and Abbreviations.

    There are four options of displaying these Items that is based on enum :
    NamesOnly - Adds the ListItems with the Country name as both the value
    and text
    AbbreviationsOnly - Adds the ListItems with the 3character Abbrevication
    as both the value and text
    NameValues - Adds the ListItems with the Country name as the value and
    the ABBR as the text
    AbbreviationValues - Adds the ListItems with the ABBR as the value and
    name as the text.

    [Default value is AbbreviationsOnly.]

    Everything works great!...except I'm trying to get it to work with the
    designer. new territory for me.

    When I drag the control to the form from the toolbox the default value is
    set(correct) and the ListItems are displayed correctly when I switch to
    But if I go to the properties window and change the AbbreviatesItemViewMode
    property the list items in the HTML view are not changed.

    Any Sugesstions?

    Ron Vecchi, Sep 13, 2003
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