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I am working on a Job File System (JFS) for a client and they had the requirement to include a drop down list of currencies on their Purchase Order and Invoice documents, at first I was going to manually put together a list control but on reflection I thought their must be a better way of doing this that is more reusable. So here I have a utility method I put together to populate a ListControl with currency options. I would be interested in any feedback on this and alternative/better methods of achieving the end result: [code language="csharp"] /// <summary> /// Fills the ListControl with ISO currency symbols. /// </summary> /// <param name="ctrl">The ListControl.</param> public static void FillWithISOCurrencySymbols(ListControl ctrl) { foreach (CultureInfo cultureInfo in CultureInfo.GetCultures(CultureTypes.SpecificCultures)) { RegionInfo regionInfo = new RegionInfo(cultureInfo.LCID); if (ctrl.Items.FindByValue(regionInfo.ISOCurrencySymbol) == null) { ctrl.Items.Add(new ListItem(regionInfo.CurrencyEnglishName, regionInfo.ISOCurrencySymbol)); } } RegionInfo currentRegionInfo = new RegionInfo(CultureInfo.CurrentCulture.LCID); //- Default the selection to the current cultures currency symbol if (ctrl.Items.FindByValue(currentRegionInfo.ISOCurrencySymbol) != null) { ctrl.Items.FindByValue(currentRegionInfo.ISOCurrencySymbol).Selected = true; } } [/code]

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