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  • Question

  • I have a requirement where there are 5items in a drop down--India,Aus,Uk,Pak and Others..So when i select others option in drop down i should be able to navigate to a text box on the design form and when i enter the text and click submit the text should be added to the drop down.
    • Moved by Mike Feng Friday, November 2, 2012 5:12 AM WinForms (From:.NET Base Class Library)
    • Moved by Bob Wu-MT Wednesday, November 14, 2012 7:10 AM (From:Windows Forms General)
    Wednesday, October 31, 2012 6:14 AM

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  • Hi Reddy,

    Welcome to the MSND Forum.

    What is your application type? Winform? WPF? Asp.net?

    And what program language do you use?

    Best regards,


    Mike Feng
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    Thursday, November 1, 2012 8:48 AM
  • Hi Reddy,

    1) If you are retrieving the dropdown list data from a DataBase Table then it is good and easy for you to store textbox entered  value  in database Table(save textbox value when user click submit button)

    2) Again load/call  the Dropdown list code.

    Now you can see new textbox entered value in dropdownlist.


    PS.Shakeer Hussain

    Thursday, November 1, 2012 12:34 PM
  • It is Winform and language is c#

    Friday, November 2, 2012 4:39 AM
  • Nope...The problem is i am adding items within the code and not retrieving it from Sql...Like

    Dropdownlist1.items.add("Abc");

    Dropdownlist1.items.add("def");

    Dropdownlist1.items.add("ghi");

    Dropdownlist1.items.add("Others");

    These items get added to the drop down.Now when i click on the others dropdown it should allow me to add data in a text box and when i click submit the data in the textbox should be added to dropdown.How can i do this task??

    Friday, November 2, 2012 4:44 AM
  • Hi Reddy,

    Winform doesn't contains a control named Dropdownlist, it should be ComboBox contorl.

     when i click on the others dropdown it should allow me to add data in a text box 

    You can add the data to textbox in ComboBox.SelectedIndexChanged Event handler.

    when i click submit the data in the textbox should be added to dropdown.

    You can add the data to combobox in Button Click event hander.

    Best Regards,



    Bob Wu [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    Friday, November 2, 2012 6:04 AM
  • Can u show it in the code above how can i complete this and i am using a visual webpart where i have a dropdown list option.
    Friday, November 2, 2012 6:30 AM
  • Can u show it in the code above how can i complete this and i am using a visual webpart where i have a dropdown list option.

    Hi Reddy,

    Are you creating a Visual Web Part project? Base on my knowledge, it a SharePoint project.

    If so, I'm afraid this is not supported in Winform forum. Winform is a smart client windows-based applications. For more details about Windows Forms, see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/8bxxy49h(v=vs.110).aspx

    For sharepoint development issue, please create a new thread in SharePoint Products and Technologies forum.

    Best Regards,


    Bob Wu [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    Friday, November 2, 2012 9:05 AM