Using Razor with Visual Basic: Listing 4.

Using the DropDownListFor Html helper.

Dim IDs = (From x In dc.Customers
            Order By x.CompanyName
            Select New SelectListItem With
             {.Text = x.CompanyName, .Value = x.CustomerID}).ToList()
ViewBag.IDs = IDs
Dim customer = dc.Customers.Where(
  Function(x) x.CustomerID = "SPLIR").SingleOrDefault()
Return View(customer)

The Razor view engine code to display the drop-down list is:

@Html.DropDownListFor(Function(model) model.CustomerID,
  CType(ViewBag.IDs, List(Of SelectListItem)), "Select One")

About the Author

Joe Kunk is a Microsoft MVP in Visual Basic, three-time president of the Greater Lansing User Group for .NET, and developer for Dart Container Corporation of Mason, Michigan. He's been developing software for over 30 years and has worked in the education, government, financial and manufacturing industries. Kunk's co-authored the book "Professional DevExpress ASP.NET Controls" (Wrox Programmer to Programmer, 2009). He can be reached via email at joekunk@gmail.com.