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How Do You Populate Dropdown Lists?

I am having a problem when I fill more than one drop down list (using DropDownByIndex). What happens is I have 2 that I want to fill. It seems to be leaving a big space in each one where the values for the other one would be filled in. So for example, the first one has a big space at the end, and the second one has a big space at the beginning.

Here is the logic I am using to fill:

String firstList[]={"One","Two","Three"};
String secondList[]={"Four","Five","Six"};
for(int i=0;i<firstList.length;i++){
   IPrivateBlah.IDataElement ele=wdContext.createDataElement();
for(int i=0;i<secondList.length;i++){
   IPrivateBlah.IDataElement ele=wdContext.createDataElement();

Any ideas why this is happening?

Former Member
Former Member replied

Ok, here a short tutorial. There are two kinds of dropdown lists: *ByIndex and ByKey.

To fill a DDByKey, create a DDIC type using the type editor and add enumeration values (and descriptions)


Create DDIC type "ShirtSize" with enum values ("S", "Small"), ("M", "Medium"), ("L", "Large")

Create context attribute "selectedSize" of type "ShirtSize"

Data binding: DropDownByKey.selectedKey -> selectedSize

Now, the dropdown list will display "Small", "Medium", "Large" and if you select for example "Large", the context attribute "selectedSize" contains value "L".

DDByIndex works differently. I think your problem is solved more easily with DDByKey.


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