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How to bind ejDropDownList to a MVC list?

Platform: ASP.NET MVC |
Control: DropDownList


Populate the DropDownList control by using generic list.



To bind the DropDownList by using MVC generic list, the list of values from controller to the view is passed as illustrated in the following code example.



List<Bikes> bike = new List<Bikes>();             // Create the list to add the dropdown items
public ActionResult DropdownlistFeatures()
bike.Add(new Bikes { bikeid = "bk1", text = "Apache RTR" });
bike.Add(new Bikes { bikeid = "bk2", text = "CBR 150-R" });
bike.Add(new Bikes { bikeid = "bk3", text = "CBZ Xtreme" });
bike.Add(new Bikes { bikeid = "bk4", text = "Discover" });
bike.Add(new Bikes { bikeid = "bk5", text = "Dazzler" });
return View(bike);


Create the class “Bikes” and define the properties in that class section, so that it is used in the controller. Refer to the following code to define the class.

public class Bikes


public string text { get; set; }

public string bikeid { get; set; }



Create the strongly typed view by using generic list class, to get the list of values as illustrated in the following code example.


@model  List<Bikes>
<div class="ctrllabel">
Select a Bike</div>
@*Element to Render Dropdown list*@
<input type="text" id="bikeList" />
$(function () {
// Get and assign the MVC List data to local data variable
var data=@Html.Raw(Json.Encode(Model));
//Assign the DataSource value to dropdownlist control.
dataSource: data,
// Mapping the fields
fields: { id: "bikeid", text: "text", value: "text" }


In the dropdown list fields property, you can pass the following parameters other than id, text, value;

htmlAttributes,imageAttributes, imageUrl,selected,SpriteCssClass,tableName


API Reference: http://help.syncfusion.com/UG/JS_CR/ejDropDownList.html

Demo: http://mvc.syncfusion.com/demos/web/dropdownlist/databindinglocal  

UG documentation: http://help.syncfusion.com/ug/js/index.html#!Documents/overview20.htm

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