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  • Sam 75 posts 391 karma points
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 18:25

    Post selected dropdown data on a form back to backoffice

    Hello All, Thanks in advance.

    I Have created a form with a few dropdown selections. and I need to post the selected value back to the document type in backoffice.

    I created the form with the dropdowns from this tutorial.: which uses a helper to generate the dropdown options from a datatype and display it on the form.

    Now I need to use the content service to set the value in backoffice, but I cant seem to do it for the dropdown fields. here is my controller:

    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.Linq;
    using System.Web;
    using System.Web.Mvc;
    using Umbraco.Web.Mvc;
    using System.Text;
    using System.Net.Mail;
    using Ankur_Stellar.Models;
    using Ankur_Stellar.Helpers;
    namespace Ankur_Stellar.Controllers
    public class WarrantySurfaceController : SurfaceController
        private PreValueHelper preValueHelper => new PreValueHelper();
        public ActionResult ShowForm()// links controller to template/macro
            WarrantyModel myModel = new WarrantyModel();
            myModel.InstallTypes = preValueHelper.GetPreValuesFromAppSettingName("InstallTypeDropdown");
            myModel.Applications = preValueHelper.GetPreValuesFromAppSettingName("ApplicationDropdown");
            myModel.PurchasedFroms = preValueHelper.GetPreValuesFromAppSettingName("PurchasedDropdown");
            return PartialView("WarrantyForm", myModel); // Links to Partial View 
        public ActionResult HandleFormPost(WarrantyModel model) //Links functions to the form in the partial view...BeginUmbracoForm
            if (ModelState.IsValid) // For Field Validation 
                // This will post submittion to Umbraco Database 
                var newWarranty = Services.ContentService.CreateContent(model.WarLastName + "-" + DateTime.Now, 1204, "warrantyFormula");
                var myService = ApplicationContext.Services.DataTypeService;
                newWarranty.SetValue("WarInstallDate", model.WarInstallDate);
                newWarranty.SetValue("WarSqFt", model.WarSqFt);
                newWarranty.SetValue("WarInstallType", need the selected value of the dropdown);
                newWarranty.SetValue("WarApplication", model.Applications);
                newWarranty.SetValue("WarColor", model.WarColor);
                catch (SmtpException)
                    TempData["Failed"] = true;
                    return RedirectToCurrentUmbracoPage();
                TempData["Success"] = true;
                return RedirectToCurrentUmbracoPage();
            TempData["Failed2"] = true;
            return RedirectToCurrentUmbracoPage();
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