How do I preselect an item in a dropdown list




I need to preselect an item in a drop down list, but I cannot see how to achieve this using the current or existing methods.  I know that if I set the rawValue then it works, but later when I try to retrieve the data from the selected dropdown list item, I get an "Empty" which doesn't help.  What it needs is the value,label pair to work correctly. When I manually select an item from the drop down list it works perfectly. But not when I try programtically set it. So now I am wondering if it is possible to set the index for the drop down list, so that it believes it has an item selected, so when I poll it I get the correct value.

Hope you can help.

Kind Regards,


Accepted Solutions (1)

Accepted Solutions (1)




Hi there,

You can use the selectedIndex property to set the value wanted.

And to retrieve a value, I recommend you to use *.getDisplayItem(*.selectedIndex);

I hope this will help!