Creating a dynamic ASP.NET menu

Creating a dynamic ASP.NET menu

You can dynamically populate an ASP.NET menu control such as DropDownList or ListBox with entries from a database.

Before you begin, you must define a DataSet or other source of dynamic content for the menu. For more information, see Defining a recordset.

To insert a dynamic menu in an ASP.NET page:

  1. Open the ASP.NET page and position the insertion point where you want the menu to appear.
  2. Select Insert > ASP.NET Objects; then select asp:DropDownList or asp:ListBox.

    The form control’s dialog box appears.

  3. Complete the dialog box and click OK.

    For more information, see the following topics:

    • Setting the asp:DropDownList dialog box options
    • Setting the asp:ListBox dialog box options

Dreamweaver inserts the form control at the insertion point in your page. If you didn’t insert a form, Dreamweaver inserts one that includes a runat="server" attribute.

Related topics

  • Setting the properties of ASP.NET form controls
  • Making an existing ASP.NET menu dynamic

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