I Have list "Department" and takes the data from it. I want the first value in DropDownMenu to be "Not a dept"...

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protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        if (!Page.IsPostBack)
            using (SPSite site = new SPSite("http://sf-spsdev04/sites/sitecolection/"))
                using (SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb())
                    SPList list = web.Lists["Departments"];
                    dropDep.DataSource = list.Items;
                    dropDep.DataValueField = "Title";
                    dropDep.DataTextField = "Title";

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Add below line of code under dropDep.DataBind();

ListItem newItem = new ListItem("Not a dept", "0");
dropDep.Items.Insert(0, newItem);
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    Mar 16, 2016 at 9:39

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