How to Bind Dropdown List from Database using Procedure in ASP.Net MVC

   11/7/2021 6:08:20 PM     Bind Dropdown List ASP.Net MVC ADO.Net Procedure Database     0

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Hi, i am Shubham Kumar, I am going to explain with example, how to bind dropdown list using procedure in ASP.Net MVC. 

Here dropdown list will be  populated from database in ASP.Net MVC.

Dropdown binding is very improtant for any project, now I am going to explain, how to bind dropdown list from database in ASP.Net MVC.

I have used ADO.Net for connecting backend to frontend, its used to we can get data from database in c# method.



I have created tblEmp table, which contains field empId, empName, empCountry.

 CREATE TABLE [dbo].[tblEmp]
       [empId] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL,
       [empName] [varchar](50) NULL,
       [empCountry] [varchar](50) NULL



In Controller there are two Action methods.

Index and BindEmp, i have used Index method for showing index page view. 

i have used BindEmp method for bind dropdown list using procedure in ASP.Net MVC  

        public ActionResult Index()
            Employee emp = new Employee();
            emp.Employees = BindEmp();
            return View(emp);

        public List BindEmp()
            string strConnectionString = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["myconnection"].ConnectionString;
            List items = new List();
            SqlConnection _sqlCon = new SqlConnection(strConnectionString);
            SqlCommand _sqlCom = new SqlCommand();
            _sqlCom.Connection = _sqlCon;
            _sqlCom.CommandText = "Sp_SelectData";
            _sqlCom.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure;        
            SqlDataAdapter _sqlDataAdapter = new SqlDataAdapter(_sqlCom);
            DataSet _dtSet = new DataSet();

            for (int i = 0; i < _dtSet.Tables[0].Rows.Count; i++)
                items.Add(new SelectListItem
                    Text = _dtSet.Tables[0].Rows[i]["empName"].ToString(),
                    Value = _dtSet.Tables[0].Rows[i]["empId"].ToString()

            return items;



I have created Employee model with properties empId, empName,Employees(List<SelectListItem>)


    public class Employee
        public int empId { get; set; }
        public string empName { get; set; }
        public string empCountry { get; set; }



In View there is a Dropdown List it bind with Employee Model. i have bind this dropdown list from database using ADO.Net, 

When page load, that time HomeController called,where  action result Index, which return data from database using ADO.Net For a binding dropdown list

@model bindDropDownList.Models.Employee

    Layout = null;

<!DOCTYPE html>
</style >
<html >
<head >
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width" / >
    <title > Index</title >
    @using (Html.BeginForm("Index", "Home", FormMethod.Post))
        <div class="margin">
            @Html.DropDownListFor(m => m.empId, Model.Employees, "----select-----")


Output Screen




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Shubham Kumar

Shubham Kumar is a founder of AspNetBugs, .NET Team Leader. He has very good experience with designing and developing enterprise-scale applications. He is exprience in ASP.NET MVC,ASP.NET C#, ASP.NET Core, AngularJS, Web API, EPPlus, SQL, Entity Framework, JavaScript, jQuery, Kendo, Windows services etc.