I'm creating a drop down list at runtime, specifying the DataSourceID property to a SqlDataSource.
I want to add a ListItem at the beginning of the DropDownList and have it as the selected item but nothing happens
here's the code:
Dim _ddl As DropDownList = New DropDownList()
_ddl.ID = "ddl" + iCounter2.ToString()
_ddl.DataSourceID = "RatingScalesSqlDataSource"
_ddl.DataTextField = "ScaleDescEn"
_ddl.DataValueField = "ScaleID"
Dim emptyListItem As ListItem = New ListItem("--Select--", "")
_ddl.Items.FindByValue("").Selected = True
Thanks in advance