how to bind dropdownlist in using jquery or JSON

Posted by imomins on October 7, 2012 at 4:10 AM

Here I will explain how to bind dropdownlist using JQuery ajax or JSON in
In previous articles I explained
Bind gridview using JQuery in  and AutoComplete textbox with JQuery using Now I will explain how to bind dropdownlist using JQuery or JSON in
To implement this concept first design table in database and give name as Country as shown below
Column Name
Data Type
Allow Nulls
int(set identity property=true)
After completion table design enter some of Country details in database to work for our sample and write the following code in your aspx page

<html xmlns="">
<head runat="server">
<title>Bind Dropdownlist with JQuery in</title>
<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function() {
type: "POST",
contentType: "application/json; charset=utf-8",
url: "Default.aspx/BindDatatoDropdown",
data: "{}",
dataType: "json",
success: function(data) {
$.each(data.d, function(key, value) {
error: function(result) {
<form id="form1" runat="server">
<asp:DropDownList ID="ddlCountry" runat="server" />
If you observe above code in header section I added script file link by using that file we have a chance to interact with JQuery. If you want to know about script function mentioned in header section check these posts JQuery AutoComplete textbox with database in and call page methods in JQuery.

Now open code behind file and add following namespaces

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Data;
using System.Data.SqlClient;
using System.Web.Services;
After that write the following code

C#.NET Code

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)

public static CountryDetails[] BindDatatoDropdown()
DataTable dt = new DataTable();
List<CountryDetails> details = new List<CountryDetails>();

using (SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection("Data Source=SureshDasari;Initial Catalog=MySampleDB;Integrated Security=true"))
using (SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand("SELECT CountryID,CountryName FROM Country", con))
SqlDataAdapter da = new SqlDataAdapter(cmd);
foreach (DataRow dtrow in dt.Rows)
CountryDetails country = new CountryDetails();
country.CountryId = Convert.ToInt32(dtrow["CountryId"].ToString());
country.CountryName = dtrow["CountryName"].ToString();
return details.ToArray();
public class CountryDetails
public int CountryId { get; set; }
public string CountryName { get; set; }
VB.NET Code:

Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.Data
Imports System.Data.SqlClient
Imports System.Web.Services

Partial Class _Default
Inherits System.Web.UI.Page
Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)

End Sub
<WebMethod()> _
Public Shared Function BindDatatoDropdown() As CountryDetails()
Dim dt As New DataTable()
Dim details As New List(Of CountryDetails)()

Using con As New SqlConnection("Data Source=SureshDasari;Initial Catalog=MySampleDB;Integrated Security=true")
Using cmd As New SqlCommand("SELECT CountryID,CountryName FROM Country", con)
Dim da As New SqlDataAdapter(cmd)
For Each dtrow As DataRow In dt.Rows
Dim country As New CountryDetails()
country.CountryId = Convert.ToInt32(dtrow("CountryId").ToString())
country.CountryName = dtrow("CountryName").ToString()
End Using
End Using
Return details.ToArray()
End Function
Public Class CountryDetails
Public Property CountryId() As Integer
Return m_CountryId
End Get
Set(ByVal value As Integer)
m_CountryId = Value
End Set
End Property
Private m_CountryId As Integer
Public Property CountryName() As String
Return m_CountryName
End Get
Set(ByVal value As String)
m_CountryName = Value
End Set
End Property
Private m_CountryName As String
End Class
End Class
Now run your application and check the output that would be like this

Download sample code attached

Categories: JQUERY, C#, ASP.NET

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