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Bind All Countries to Dropdownlist in using System.Globalization in C#, VB.NET

Aug 4, 2015

Here I will explain how to bind all countries to dropdownlist in using c#, with example or get all countries or display countries in dropdownlist in using c#, By using System.Globalization namespace we can get all countries list in using c#,

In previous articles I explained Angularjs get dropdownlist selected value & text, display gridview based on dropdownlist selection in, bind dropdownlist in gridview in,
gridview examples in and many articles relating to dropdownlist, gridview,, c#, and jQuery. Now I will explain how to bind all countries to dropdownlist in using c#, with example.

To get all countries in first open your aspx page and write the following code

<html xmlns="">
<head runat="server">
<title>binding all countries to dropdownlist in</title>
<form id="form1" runat="server">
<b>Select Country:</b><asp:DropDownList ID="ddlCountries" runat="server"/>

Now add following namespaces in code behind

C# Code

using System;
using System.Web;
using System.Globalization;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

After completion of adding namespaces you need to write the code like as shown below

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
if (!IsPostBack)
List<string> objcountries = new List<string>();
CultureInfo[] objculture = CultureInfo.GetCultures(CultureTypes.SpecificCultures);
foreach (CultureInfo getculture in objculture)
RegionInfo objregion = new RegionInfo(getculture.LCID);
if (!(objcountries.Contains(objregion.EnglishName)))
ddlCountries.DataSource = objcountries;


Imports System.Web
Imports System.Globalization
Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.Web.UI.WebControls
Partial Class VBCode
Inherits System.Web.UI.Page
Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles Me.Load
If Not IsPostBack Then
Dim objcountries As New List(Of String)()
Dim objculture As CultureInfo() = CultureInfo.GetCultures(CultureTypes.SpecificCultures)
For Each getculture As CultureInfo In objculture
Dim objregion As New RegionInfo(getculture.LCID)
If Not (objcountries.Contains(objregion.EnglishName)) Then
End If
ddlCountries.DataSource = objcountries
End If
End Sub
End Class


Bind All Countries to Dropdownlist in using System.Globalization in C#, VB.NET
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Anonymous said...

Why it doesn't include 'Myanmar' ?

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