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Snippet Name: Binding a ListBox Control to a Data Source

Description: Simple example of binding a ListBox Control to a data source.

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Language: VB
Highlight Mode: VB
Last Modified: December 03rd, 2010

<%@ Page Language=VB Debug=true %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data.OLEDB" %>
<script runat=server>
Sub Page_Load(ByVal Sender as Object, ByVal E as EventArgs)
    If Not IsPostBack Then
        Dim DBConn as OleDbConnection
        Dim DBCommand As OleDbDataAdapter
        Dim DSPageData as New DataSet
        DBConn = New OleDbConnection( _
            "PROVIDER=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" _
            & "DATA SOURCE=" _
            & Server.MapPath("EmployeeDatabase.mdb;"))
        DBCommand = New OleDbDataAdapter _
            ("Select ID, FirstName " _
            & "From Employee " _
            & "Order By FirstName", DBConn)
        DBCommand.Fill(DSPageData, _
            "Employee")
        lbDepartments.DataSource = _
            DSPageData.Tables("Employee").DefaultView
        lbDepartments.DataBind()
    End If
End Sub
</SCRIPT>
<HTML>
<HEAD>
<TITLE>Binding a ListBox Control to a Data Source</TITLE>
</HEAD>
<Body LEFTMARGIN="40">
<form runat="server">
<BR><BR>
<asp:listbox
    id="lbDepartments"
    datatextfield="FirstName" 
    datavaluefield="ID"
    rows=3
    runat="server"
/>
</form>
</BODY>
</HTML>
 
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