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I want to get the options from the select field in a SharePoint list so I can put them to a drop-down list in my web part.

Below is what I tried, but it didn't work:

SPList list = web.Lists["myList"];
SPFieldChoice dropdown = list.Fields["FieldName"] as SPFieldChoice;
myDDL = dropdown;

Different options were also tried, but nothing was able to get the choices from the select field.


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How to get select option from SharePoint list in C#?

The only way that I could grab the options from the select field in SharePoint list was the the following code:

# get choices from select column
var cities= (list.Fields.GetField("Cities") as SPFieldChoice).Choices;

# add the choices to dropDown list
foreach(var city in cities){
    ddlCity.Items.Add(city);
}
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