Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I tried this, but it is not working as I expected. Trying to set the selectedindex by the value doesn't work. The FindItemIndexByValue is returning -1, indicating not found. I validated the value being passed in for iCustomerID as being a valid value in the database. I changed it to FindItemIndexByText, passing in the customer name and it finds the item in the combobox no problem. So, I checked the value of the SelectedValue statement and instead of returning "692", it is returning "/wECtAU=".
customerResource.SelectedIndex = customerResource.FindItemIndexByValue(iCustomerID)
IT looks like the value being returned is either encrypted or just plain garbage. Is this a bug in the combobox?
How can I get it to find the item in the combo by the value?