Different Gridview Operations

Thursday, December 18, 2008

We use gridview control for different purpose in our application. Here I am explanning some of the
most useful operations using gridview

Here I am showing the final results of the various samples. You can download the complete source in end of the article.

  • Search in Gridview

  • General Edit operations with Gridview.

  • Showing Image in gridview.

  • Showing Image in gridview from Databas

  • Gridview with checkboxes

  • Modalpopup with Gridview

  • Hovermenu with Gridview

  • Import Excel to Gridview

  • Import Gridview to Excel

  • Using Filters in Gridview

Search in Gridview
Some times we need search the inner details of a gridview. For this requirement we can use this functionality.

General Edit operations with Gridview.
This is very common operation. But really useful when we have few columns

Showing Image in gridview.
Some times we have to show Images inside gridview which are placed in one folder in server.

 <asp:TemplateField HeaderText="Image">


            <img src="Images/<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Mobile")%>"


            height="200px" />



Showing Image in gridview from Databas
If the Images are stored in database, then we have to use Generic handler, by using this we can retrive the Images from database. You can find the source in download.

  <asp:TemplateField HeaderText="Image">


            <asp:Image ID="imgproduct" runat="server" Width="100px" Height="100px"

            ImageUrl='<%# "Product.ashx?pid="+ Eval("PID") %>'  />



Gridview with checkboxes
In many requirements we will have checkboxes in our grid. check here how to get the selected checkbox values inide the gridview

Modalpopup with Gridview
In gridview we can show the Ajax Modalpopup, when user clicks on button which placed inside a gridview.

  if (e.CommandName == "view")


            string idval = e.CommandArgument.ToString();

            DataSet ds = (DataSet)Session["dbsample"];

            DataRow[] gvw = ds.Tables[0].Select("ID = '" + idval + "'");

            if (gvw.Length > 0)


                txtname.Text = gvw[0]["Name"].ToString();

                txtdept.Text = gvw[0]["Department"].ToString();

                txtdesig.Text = gvw[0]["Designation"].ToString();

                txtemail.Text = gvw[0]["Email"].ToString();

                txtphone.Text = gvw[0]["Phone"].ToString();

                txtaddress.Text = gvw[0]["Address"].ToString();





Hovermenu with Gridview
Check out this example, how to integrate a hovermenu with the gridview

   protected void grdImage_RowDataBound(object sender, GridViewRowEventArgs e)


        if (e.Row.RowType == DataControlRowType.DataRow)


            AjaxControlToolkit.HoverMenuExtender hme = e.Row.FindControl("HoverMenuExtender1") as AjaxControlToolkit.HoverMenuExtender;

            e.Row.ID = "row" + e.Row.RowIndex.ToString();

            Panel hf = e.Row.FindControl("pnl1") as Panel;

            hme.TargetControlID = e.Row.ID;



Import Excel to Gridview
Check how to Import a XL file and bind it grid view

Import Gridview to Excel
Export the selected rows in gridview to Excel

Using Filters in Gridview
Check here how to use the filters in gridview

Source Code


Appy said...

thanks buddy, i really need this...

thanks you, if you have any more details of .net then please post it...

vaibhav said...

thanks alot but ones someone ask me in interview that can we put 3 checkbox in one cell named satuerday, sunday, monday and for 4 records and each time user select different day

sallubhai said...

boss post database also or mail me

DumpCoding said...


bhupendra said...

thanx please show more details about grid view

swati said...

Really this operations are different.......but need 1 different things: in gridview i want to add student fees/ student marks and find out "total".
please help me.....you can add this on your site or mail me on swati.s.dwaz@gmail.com.

einstein85_tr@hotmail.com said...

Mr Ramky , where is this samples database file???