div id="Div1" class="myTeams">
     <div class="listTitle">My Teams</div>
    <div id="myTeams">
        <select id="myGroupList" name="myGroupList" onchange="reloadMYUser('myIntContacts');" size="10" />
<option value="abc_group"  selected >abc</option>
<option value="def_group" >def</option>
<option value="ghi_group" >ghi</option>
<option value="jkl_group" >jki</option>


i would like to search any group from the above list if it finds my group it should apply selected property for that list item. how can i do this from the codebehind?

  • To access the control from server side, it should have runat="server" attribute. Dec 2, 2014 at 15:37

1 Answer 1


You can do something like this,

ListItem listItem = myGroupList.Items.FindByValue("def_group");

if (listItem != null)
    listItem.Selected = true;

You can modify it to pass a variable in first line, in place of "def_group".

  • thanks for your answer....unfortunately MyTeams is accessible from codebehind but i am unable to access myGroupList.
    – Rags
    Dec 3, 2014 at 19:42

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