ASP.NET GridView control is one of the most frequently used data binding control. This control has several features and you can use them to achieve most of your basic data grid related requirements without even write a single line of of code. However, there are some scenarios where the requirement may be some tricky and can not be done in a straight forward way . For an example customize the message in a row cell when there is a NULL value. So, for such requirements, you may need do some customization or overriding the actual functionalities by writing few blocks of additional code. Here is the list of 5 tips that can be very useful for you during your development. You can also apply this learning to solve other similar problems.
GridView property ,
ItemStyle-HorizontalAlignhaving few set of values, using which we can change the alignments for dynamic data source.
2. How to pass multiple values using GridView HyperLinkField ?
To implement this feature you need to know about
DataNavigateUrlFormatStringproperties of HyperLinkField.
3. Displaying Custom Messages / Images with NULL Value in ASP.NET GridView
GridView control has a property, NullDisplayText. If we set
NullDisplayText=”No Data”for every field for the data bound field which having
NULLvalue will be replace by “No Data”
4. Display custom messages or images when there is no records in GridView Data Source
You can use EmptyDataTemplate using GridView to display any custom message or Images or even web controls to add new records or whatever you want as per your requirements.
5. How to Display “Yes” or “No” Instead of Checkbox while binding Boolean value with GridView ?
Sometime we may required to display either Yes/ No or “1/0” instead of Checked/ Unchecked Text Box. This described how you can override the checkbox to your required value in GridView RowDataBound events.
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