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The last walkthrough in this section will demonstrate you how to work with related data.

The first step is to modify the Create Car view to display a drop-down with all available categories from the database. Open the Create view for the Car controller.

Replace the following code:


@Html.EditorFor(model => model.CategoryID)
@Html.EditorFor(Function(model) model.CategoryID)

With this one:


@Html.DropDownList( "CategoryId", String.Empty )
@Html.DropDownList( "CategoryId", String.Empty )

Open the CarController and navigate to the first Create method. Add the following code.

    public ActionResult Create()
       this.ViewData.Add( "CategoryID", new SelectList(
           this.dbContext.Categories.ToList(), "CategoryID", "CategoryName" ) );
       return View();
    Function Create() As ActionResult
     Me.ViewData.Add("CategoryID", New SelectList(Me.dbContext.Categories.ToList(), "CategoryID", "CategoryName"))
     Return View()
    End Function

Now, when you run your application and try to add a new Car, you will be able to select an existing category from the drop-down.