DropdownList Values Not Saved in Controller?

At my _form.php i have

	<div class="row">


			echo $form->labelEx($model, 'Fruits');

			$FruitsArr = array


				0 => 'Apple',

				1 => 'Orange',


			echo CHtml::dropDownList('Fruits', $model->Fruits, $FruitsArr); 



at FruitsController.php i have

	public function actionCreate()


		$model=new Fruits;

		// Uncomment the following line if AJAX validation is needed

		// $this->performAjaxValidation($model);




			echo $model->Fruits;






The echo value of $model->Fruits always return 0 even if i select Orange.

Not sure what’s wrong :(

you have to save model, i.e: [b]model->save()


after that print model value.

Alright, thought $model->attributes=$_POST[‘Fruits’] will assign values into the model :rolleyes:

I notice there is a strange effect on the dropdownlist if there is validation errors like required field not filled in. Say i select Orange then click submit, a validation error return due to one of the required field not filled in. I would expect the selected value of Orange is preserved but it changed back to Apple!?

Other text field values were preserved properly but dropdown were not. How do i make dropdown preserve previous values when validation error?

Ok found the problem

Need to use

echo $form->dropDownList($model, 'Fruits', $FruitsArr);

instead of

echo CHtml::dropDownList('Fruits', $model->Fruits, $FruitsArr);

I think yii documentation seriously needs a working example for every module & function much like MSDN.