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Refresh Listview data based on Selection of a Dropdown

Apr 29 2015 1:28 AM


    I am using aSP.net 4.5 Web Forms. I have a listview whose SelectMethod is set. In the header of ListView I have a dropdown whose data is populated dynamically & set Datasource.
Now, based on the selection of drop down I want to show items in ListView. I am not able to get this part. Here's my code :

        <asp:ListView id="ListView1" runat="server"
ItemType="VincitoreCRMApplication.Models.ChannelViewModel" SelectMethod="GetData" >
                <table class="table" runat="server">
                    <tr runat="server">
                        <td runat="server">
                            <table id="itemPlaceholderContainer" runat="server" class="table">
           <asp:LinkButton Text="Country" CommandName="Sort" CommandArgument="Country" runat="Server" />
                                            <br />
                                            <asp:DropDownList ID="CountryList" runat="server" AutoPostBack="true" OnSelectedIndexChanged="CountryList_SelectedIndexChanged" >

In the code behind :
        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
            if (!IsPostBack)
                // Populate DropDown Countries
                DropDownList CountryList = ListView1.FindControl("CountryList") as DropDownList;
                if (CountryList != null)
                    CountryList.DataSource = GetCountries();
                    CountryList.SelectedIndex = -1;
       // Model binding method to get List of Channel entries
        // USAGE: <asp:ListView SelectMethod="GetData">
        public IQueryable<VincitoreCRMApplication.Models.ChannelViewModel> GetData()

            return _db.Channels
                 .Select(u => new ChannelViewModel
                     ChannelId = u.ChannelId,
                     NameSuffix = u.NameSuffix,
                     FirstName = u.FirstName,
                     LastName = u.LastName,
                     City = u.City,
                     State = u.State,
                     Country = u.Country
            //return _db.Channels;            

        public string[] GetCountries()
            List<String> list = GetData().Select(o => o.Country).Distinct().ToList<String>();
            list.Insert(0, "--- Filter ---");
            list.RemoveAll(s => s == null);

            return list.ToArray();  
        // Selection Event of CountryList DropDown
        protected void CountryList_SelectedIndexChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
            DropDownList CountryList = ListView1.FindControl("CountryList") as DropDownList;
            if (CountryList != null)
                System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine("Selected Index = " + CountryList.SelectedIndex);
                if (CountryList.SelectedIndex > -1)
                    // This also gives proepr result
                    System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine("Selected text = " + CountryList.Text);

Now the only part I am stuck is, how do I refresh the GetData() using the selected Country from drop down. If I set a parameter in GetData, then how do I pass parameter in SelectMethod part.

I believe I can set the DataSource and Databind of ListView programmatically & get it work. But I think using Model Binding is more worth than using DataSource/Databind pattern. 
Also, I wont be adding/Editing/Deleting items in the Lsitview - it is just for display & viewing with a facility to filter the data based on selection.

Can anyone please suggest me for the above. I am not able to get any expected result from googling the same.

Kindly try to help me at the earliest.


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