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  1. Jack
    Jack avatar
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    21 Feb 2011
    25 Mar 2011
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    So I have a very simple HTML form I've translated to a usercontrol for use as a widget, which is part of a custom module.

    Within this form, I have a select HTML select that looks like the following:

    <select id="state" runat="server">
            <option value="AL">Alabama</option>
            <option value="AK">Alaska</option>
            <option value="AZ">Arizona</option>
            <option value="AR">Arkansas</option>
            <option value="CA">California</option>
            <option value="CO">Colorado</option>
            <option value="CT">Connecticut</option>
            <option value="DE">Delaware</option>
            <option value="DC">District Of Columbia</option>
            <option value="FL">Florida</option>
            <option value="GA">Georgia</option>
            <option value="HI">Hawaii</option>
            <option value="ID">Idaho</option>
            <option value="IL">Illinois</option>
            <option value="IN">Indiana</option>
            <option value="IA">Iowa</option>
            <option value="KS">Kansas</option>
            <option value="KY">Kentucky</option>
            <option value="LA">Louisiana</option>
            <option value="ME">Maine</option>
            <option value="MD">Maryland</option>
            <option value="MA">Massachusetts</option>
            <option value="MI">Michigan</option>
            <option value="MN">Minnesota</option>
            <option value="MS">Mississippi</option>
            <option value="MO">Missouri</option>
            <option value="MT">Montana</option>
            <option value="NE">Nebraska</option>
            <option value="NV">Nevada</option>
            <option value="NH">New Hampshire</option>
            <option value="NJ">New Jersey</option>
            <option value="NM">New Mexico</option>
            <option value="NY">New York</option>
            <option value="NC">North Carolina</option>
            <option value="ND">North Dakota</option>
            <option value="OH">Ohio</option>
            <option value="OK">Oklahoma</option>
            <option value="OR">Oregon</option>
            <option value="PA">Pennsylvania</option>
            <option value="RI">Rhode Island</option>
            <option value="SC">South Carolina</option>
            <option value="SD">South Dakota</option>
            <option value="TN">Tennessee</option>
            <option value="TX">Texas</option>
            <option value="UT">Utah</option>
            <option value="VT">Vermont</option>
            <option value="VA">Virginia</option>
            <option value="WA">Washington</option>
            <option value="WV">West Virginia</option>
            <option value="WI">Wisconsin</option>
            <option value="WY">Wyoming</option>
        </select>

    Nothing interesting or complicated there.

    However, upon load, Sitefinity throws an error:

    'System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlSelect' does not allow child controls. 

    I have no idea what is going on here. I've tried a simple DropDownList, and it seems Sitefinity empties out my hard-coded values.

    Frustrating at a level I can not explain.

    What's going on here? How can I create a simple HtmlSelect with hard-coded values?


  2. Ivan
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    16 Jun 2015
    28 Mar 2011
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    Hello Jack,

    this is a problem we have reproduced and fixed. It is related to our internal ASP.NET parser. The fix will be available in the Sitefinity Q1 release, due on April 13th.

    I am really sorry for the inconvenience and fully understand your frustration. 

    Regards,
    Ivan
    the Telerik team
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