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Repeater, create dropdown bound to arraylist

I have an arraylist of objects. This arraylist is bound to a repeater. That repeater then creates a set of controls like so

<asp:repeater id="garmentRepeater" runat="server" OnItemCommand="Repeater_ButtonClick"><HeaderTempla te><asp:Label id="Label1" style="Z-INDEX: 101; LEFT: 250px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 80px" runat="server
Width="200px" Height="50px" Font-Names="Impact" Font-Size="Large">Garments on offer</asp:Label></HeaderTemplate><ItemTemplate><table><tr><td
// this control is irrelevan
<asp:Button id="Button" runat="server" title = '<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Name") %>' text = "Select" /
// this control is irrelevan
<IMG id = "Image" src = '<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "ImagePath") %>'/
// this control IS Relevant to my proble
<asp:DropDownList ID = "DropDownColour" DataSource = '<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Colours")%>'></asp:DropDownList></td></tr></table></ItemTemplate></asp:repeater

Now you can see from this I am trying to create a drop down list which has the contents of an arraylist that is part of the type of object in the arraylist that the repeater is bound to


Garment g = new Garment()
g.Name = "Some name"
g.ImagePath = "Image1.jpg"
ArrayList colours = new ArrayList()
g.Colours = colours

ArrayList myObjects = new ArrayList()
garmentRepeater.DataSource = myObjects

As you can see the arraylist that the repeater is bound to contains objects which contain arraylists as well. Is it possible to bind these to a dropdownlist while the repeater is creating them

Many thanks to anyone who read this far or gifts me with a reply

Nov 15 '05 #1
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Solved it in a bit of a roundabout route
Added to each drop down a made up tag which contained the garment name
Then after databinding, searched through the controls to get the drop down lists. Then compared the made up tag to each garment item name, if it matched I set the arraylist

Nov 15 '05 #2

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