CHtml::activeDropDownList not working - please help


I cannot get this piece of code working when I place it within the view file.

<?php echo CHtml::activeDropDownList($model,'birthday',array('1'=>'1','2'=>'2'),array('class'=>'textarea_date')); ?>

The dropdown list is showing up but there are no items visible within it for the user to choose from.

Can anybody point out what I am doing wrong here ?


in view??? or in form ?? is $model->birthday has any value??

Yes in the view class. $model->birthday has no value in the database. Will it be better if I use

CHtml::dropDownList instead of CHtml::activeDropDownList ? I think the later one is more appropriate when the values are stored in the database which in my case is not.

no problem in it…change that class…or remove it…