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Takeshi Okada
Takeshi Okada

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Posted on    January-27-2014 3:03 AM

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Following is my code which is binding a List() to a ComboBox control. I tried to add few items to the CombBox control using Insert() method which is not allowed as it has been assigned to a datasource. So, how can I get the datasouce back to a new variable (say, var colours2) from cmbColour.DataSource which is returning an object. Thanx !

var colours= new Dictionary<string, string>                                                                                                

            {

              {"1x","Green"},

              {"2x","Red"},

              {"3y","Blue"},

              {"4y","Black"}

            }.ToList();

cmbColour.ValueMember = "Key";

cmbColour.DisplayMember = "Value";

cmbColour.DataSource = colours;

var colours2 = //how can I get the DataSource back



Pravesh Singh

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Posted on    January-27-2014 3:20 AM

Hi Takeshi,

Try this:-

var coloursList = cmbColour.DataSource as List<KeyValuePair<string, string>>;

var colours2 = coloursList.ToDictionary(x => x.Key, x => x.Value);


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