DropDownList – highlighting an item by value (or text)

I had a DropDownList in an ASP.NET page that held the country values, such as this:

 <asp:DropDownList ID="ddlCountry" runat="server">
                <asp:ListItem Text="United States">United States</asp:ListItem>
                <asp:ListItem Text="Canada">Canada</asp:ListItem>

 The user object held a property called Country. It held – brace yourself – the country where the user lived! I wanted the DropDownList to display the value of the user’s country. After I instantiated (love that word) the user object, I simply called the FindByValue method of the DDL’s Items collection, like so:

 ddlCountry.Items.FindByValue(TheUser.Country).Selected = true;
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