ASP NET MVC 5 AND LISTBOX WITH LINQ

Ashish Pandey

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Posted by  Ashish Pandey
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After several days of reading on how to fill a listbox with linq i am completely lost on what I have to do to make this work. I know I have to have a viewmodel or something like that but since i cannot reference 2 models in the same view I don t know what to do.

this is the model i have

public class ABC

{

    public int a { get; set; }

    public int b { get; set; }

    public int c { get; set; }

    public string d { get; set; }

    public string Type { get; set; }

    public int ID { get; set; }

 

    public class  ABCDBContext : DbContext

    {

        public DbSet<ABC> ABCs { get; set; }

    }

}

 

public class ABCModel

{

    public string type{ set; get; }

    public List<ABC> ABCs { set; get; }

}

The controller i know i am missing a lot of things but I don´t know how to fill the list with that linq query nor how to call this controller from the view without using beginform (I will have more than 1 listbox in this form )

 

public ActionResult GetStuff()

    {

 

       var Types = from m in db.ABCs

                   select m.Type.Distinct();

 

        return View(Types);

    }

 

 

The controller i know i am missing a lot of things but I don´t know how to fill the list with that linq query nor how to call this controller from the view without using beginform (I will have more than 1 listbox in this form )

 

public ActionResult GetStuff()

    {

 

       var Types = from m in db.ABCs

                   select m.Type.Distinct();

 

        return View(Types);

    }

 

And then on my view i am required to have @model IEnumerable so i can show on that page everything that the table abc has.

 

So, can I create a viewModel that fills the lsitbox (I will need to fill at least 6 with the parameters that abc has so the user can search for abcs with those values, but i suppose that if i can understand how to do 1 i can do it for 6) with what I want and that allows me to show the entries that abc has?

 

and this is the view ( i know a lot of things are wrong with it but its just to give an example)

 

@using (Html.BeginForm("getSelectedValues", "ABC", FormMethod.Get))

{

    Type:@Html.DropDownList()

 

    a:@Html.DropDownList()

 

    b:@Html.DropDownList()

 

    //and so on

 

    <input type="submit" value="Filter" />

}

 

Pardon for my ignorance for any aspect i missed but i am new to asp net mvc 5, also if anyone could just guide me or send me a guide on what I have to do i would greatly appreciate it.

  1. jayprakash sharma

    Post:117

    Points:821
    Re: Asp net MVC 5 and listbox with linq

    What I would recommend is you create a ViewModel named MYPAGENAMEViewModel.cs, then in that ViewModel you have all the 'model' / data that you need for the view.cshtml file.... i.e. something like the following:

     

    public class MYPAGENAMEViewModel

    {

        public List<Types> MyTypes { get; set; }

        public List<OtherTypes> MyOtherTypes { get; set; }

    }

    then in your action.

     

    public ActionResult GetStuff()

    {

       MYPAGENAMEViewModel myViewModel = new MYPAGENAMEViewModel();

     

       myViewModel.MyTypes = from m in db.ABCs

                           select m.Type.Distinct();

     

       myViewModel.MyOtherTypes = from m in db.CBAs

                                  select m.Type.Distinct();

     

       return View(myViewModel);

    }

    then at the top of your view:

     

    @model MYPAGENAMEViewModel

    and then later in the view:

     

    MyTypes<br />

    @Html.DropDownListFor(model => model.MyTypes.TypeId, (SelectList)model.MyTypes.TypeName)

     

    MyOtherTypes<br />

    @Html.DropDownListFor(model => model.MyOtherTypes.TypeId, (SelectList)model.MyOtherTypes.TypeName)

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