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SPComplexToSimpleDropdown selected value not retained after postback

Apr 11, 2012 at 12:59 PM


I was able to successfully convert a complex dropdown to a simple one using SPComplexToSimpleDropdown but is the selected value really not retained after SharePoint form validation triggers / when postback occurs on the form?

TIA! :)

Apr 12, 2012 at 7:08 AM

I just checked now: there's no bug when using Firefox. So the selected value resets (after postback) only in IE 8 & 9...

Apr 12, 2012 at 12:20 PM


That behaviour actually makes sense. It would be very hard to manage that in a generalized way, unfortunately. I'm assuming that the validation issue is with a column other than the simple dropdown?