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Add an extra header to an ASP.NET DataGrid

, 9 Dec 2005 CPOL
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This article explains how to add an extra header item to a standard ASP.NET DataGrid.

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Introduction

This article explains how to add an extra header item to a standard ASP.NET DataGrid.

Using the code

The code is pretty simple. The grid is built using a DataGridTable object. All we have to do is to add a DataGridItem to the Rows collection in the CreateControlHierarchy method of our custom grid. Now I'll let the code talk:

Protected Overrides Sub CreateControlHierarchy(ByVal useDataSource As Boolean)
    MyBase.CreateControlHierarchy(useDataSource)
    If Not ShowExtraHeader Then Return
    If Controls.Count > 0 Then
        'get all grid's items (rows)
        Dim rows As TableRowCollection = DirectCast(Controls(0), Object).Rows
        'create extra header item
        Dim extraHeaderRow As DataGridItem = CreateItem(-1, -1, ListItemType.Header)
        'set an id that will identify it in ItemCreated event
        extraHeaderRow.ID = "extraheader"
        'create an event attached to our item
        Dim extraHeaderRowArgs As New DataGridItemEventArgs(extraHeaderRow)
        'call ItemCreated event
        OnItemCreated(extraHeaderRowArgs)
        'finally add the extra header item to the items's collection
        rows.AddAt(0, extraHeaderRow)
    End If
End Sub

And let's see how we could use this code in a real scenario:

Private Sub g_ItemCreated(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e _
            As System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataGridItemEventArgs) Handles g.ItemCreated
    If e.Item.ItemType = ListItemType.Header Then
        If e.Item.ID = "extraheader" Then
            Dim refreshCell As New TableCell
            refreshCell.ColumnSpan = 2
            refreshCell.HorizontalAlign = HorizontalAlign.Center
            Dim btnRefresh As New Button
            btnRefresh.Text = "Refresh"
            refreshCell.Controls.Add(btnRefresh)
            AddHandler btnRefresh.Click, AddressOf btnRefresh_Click

            Dim parentsCell As New TableCell
            parentsCell.ColumnSpan = 2
            parentsCell.HorizontalAlign = HorizontalAlign.Center
            parentsCell.Text = "Parents"

            e.Item.Cells.Add(refreshCell)
            e.Item.Cells.Add(parentsCell)
        End If
    End If
End Sub

That's all! Check the demo project to see all the bits.

History

  • Dec. 10, 2005 - Version 1.0.

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

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About the Author

Gabriel Sirbu
Web Developer
United States United States
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