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User Control Dropdownlist: can't assign value to

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The following doesn't assign value to the dropdownlist - WHY?
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In a user control (ascx named USACustomer) :

Public Property State() As String
Get
Return Me.ddlState.SelectedValue
End Get

Set(ByVal Value As String)
ddlState.SelectedValue = Value
End Set
End Property

In the webform:

If Not IsDBNull(drCustomer("State")) Then
USACustomer.State = drCustomer("State")
End If
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drCustomer("State") -- a datareader that fills the dropdownlist-- does
have a value and when I step into the Property assignment statement,
Value is assigned to the datareader's value: drCustomer("State").

However, dropdownlist ddlState does not get assigned from the Property,
Value that is assigned in the User Control. In contrast, I can
successfuly assign textbox controls in the User Control using similiar
methodology from the datareader.

THANK YOU.

J.

Nov 19 '05 #1
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