Thursday, May 24, 2012

Configuring a Drop Down List

The Drop Down List is a popular method for selecting lookup values.

The Ship Via field on the Orders edit form is automatically configured with Lookup item style. Let’s change this field into a Drop Down List.

Ship Via Company Name field on the Orders edit form with Lookup item style.

Start the Project Designer. Switch to the Controllers tab, and double-click on Orders / Fields / ShipVia field node.

ShipVia field under Orders controller in the Project Explorer.

Change the following properties:

Property New Value
Items Style Drop Down List
Data Value Field ShipperID
Data Text Field CompanyName

Press OK to save the field, and click Browse on the tool bar to generate the web app.

When your web browser opens, navigate to the Orders page and edit a record. The Ship Via field is now a Drop Down List.

Ship Via Company Name field with Drop Down List items style.

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