Bind Enum data type in dropdown list


Here is a code snippet for bind enum data type in drop down list with datasource property.

var enumerationType = typeof(Entity.ProgramType);
 var dictionary = new Dictionary<int, string>();

foreach (int value in Enum.GetValues(enumerationType))
 var name = Enum.GetName(enumerationType, value);
 dictionary.Add(value, name);
 ddlProgramType.DataSource = dictionary;
 ddlProgramType.DataTextField = "value";
 ddlProgramType.DataValueField = "key";
 ddlProgramType.Items.Insert(0, new ListItem("---Both---", "0"));

you will get your dropdown binded with enum 🙂


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