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GT asked on 08 Dec 2011, 11:39 PM
Telerik Version 2011.3.1115

This appears to be the same problem as discussed in a previous post, however, the DropDownListFor method does not appear to properly select the initial value of Model.MySelectedValue.

var items = new List<object>
     {
          new { Name = "Option A", Value = MyEnum.A},
          new { Name = "Option B", Value = MyEnum.B},
          new { Name = "Option C", Value = MyEnum.C},
          new { Name = "Option D", Value = MyEnum.D},
     };
viewModel.MySelectList = new SelectList(items , "Value", "Name");
viewModel.MySelectedValue = MyEnum.C;
return View(viewModel);


@Html.DropDownListFor(o => o.MySelectedValue, Model.MySelectList)
 
@Html.Telerik().DropDownListFor(o => o.MySelectedValue).BindTo(Model.MySelectList)

The standard html drop down list properly selects the 'Option C' value, whereas the Telerik drop down list does not.

Happy to upload a sample if necessary, its pretty easy to reproduce.

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answered on 09 Dec 2011, 03:57 PM
Hello Greg,

You could use the Value property to set the initially selected value of the DropDownList. For example:
@(
    Html.Telerik().DropDownListFor(o => o.MySelectedValue)
        .BindTo(Model.MySelectList)
        .Value(Model.MySelectedValue.ToString())
)



Best wishes,
Daniel
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