Why would DropDownList.Text is return 0 when it is clearly an empty string?

I have a drop down list that I am binding to a record that clearly sets value=0, text=''

the dropdownlist looks fine, i do not see any text in the control BUT when i try to validate in the code behind it says the dropdownlist.text = 0

i do not know why the control shows no text on the form but holds a value in its .text property, it doesn't make any sense. can anyone help? Thanks.

Answers


I fixed the issue I was having by inserting a null value along with the text of '' and now the dropdownlist.text is = '' intead of 0.


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