I am able to get the selected value of a sitecore forms dropdown using the code below, but how can I get the selected text?

  • Sitecore 9 Form? Commented Sep 18, 2018 at 19:58
  • This is not SXA related question - removing SXA tag. Commented Sep 18, 2018 at 20:05

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Assuming you're asking about Sitecore 9 Forms, if you have the value, you can get the selected text of a dropdown field like this:

if (field is DropDownListViewModel)
 DropDownListViewModel dropdownField = field as DropDownListViewModel;
 string selectedtext = dropdownField.Items.FirstOrDefault(a => a.Value == value)?.Text;

By the way, the HabitatHome demo repository has a useful little extension method sample for getting the value of a submitted form field. Check it out here

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