Adding nbsp to asp:DropDownList title

I was trying to mimmick a tree-list in a drop down box. As wee all know, simpler is better, so I just added a few  ‘s in front of my title before adding the ListItem to the DropDownList:

ListItem listItem = new ListItem("  " + Item.Title, item.ID.ToString());

But because the ListItem is clever enough to encode the contents of the title field, all I get is:

Added   in drop down failed

Added in drop down failed

How can I overcome this? Simply by using Server.HtmlDecode(). Here is a small function that returns a string of HtmlDecoded  ‘s that can be used in the dropdown:

private string Prefix(int count)
  if (count == 0)
    return “”;
  StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
  for (int i=0;iDrop down with tree-like structure[/caption]

About briancaos

Developer at Pentia A/S since 2003. Have developed Web Applications using Sitecore Since Sitecore 4.1.
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