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This articles helps in creating template columns dynamically with bound columns using a template class

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Introduction

This Article helps in creation of template columns dynamically . I got a condition when i have to display few column values from database and few template (checkbox) column dynamically.

I have created a sample template class which is required in project.Firstly modify template class as per your requirement.As here i have given checkbox as template column example.

Steps to implement code in your project :

1) Set the DataGrid AutoGenerateColumns property to false .

2) Example to Bound the static Columns

<asp:DataGrid id="ItemsGrid" runat="server" OnItemCommand="Grid_CartCommand" AutoGenerateColumns="False"
CellPadding="3" BorderWidth="1px" BorderColor="Black">
<HeaderStyle BackColor="#C0C0FF"></HeaderStyle>
<Columns>
<asp:ButtonColumn Text="Add" ButtonType="PushButton" HeaderText="Add to cart" CommandName="AddToCart"></asp:ButtonColumn>
<asp:ButtonColumn Text="Remove" ButtonType="PushButton" HeaderText="Remove from cart" CommandName="RemoveFromCart"></asp:ButtonColumn>
<asp:BoundColumn DataField="StringValue" HeaderText="Item"></asp:BoundColumn>
<asp:BoundColumn DataField="CurrencyValue" HeaderText="Price" DataFormatString="{0:c}">
<ItemStyle HorizontalAlign="Right"></ItemStyle>
</asp:BoundColumn>
</Columns>
</asp:DataGrid>

3) In Page_load add following Code

if (!IsPostBack)
{
// Load this data only once.
ItemsGrid.DataSource= CreateDataSource(); //Function to create dynamic column
ItemsGrid.DataBind();
}

<headERSTYLE BackColor="#C0C0FF"></headERSTYLE><asp:ButtonColumn CommandName="AddToCart" HeaderText="Add to cart" ButtonType="PushButton" Text="Add"></asp:ButtonColumn><asp:ButtonColumn CommandName="RemoveFromCart" HeaderText="Remove from cart" ButtonType="PushButton" Text="Remove"></asp:ButtonColumn><asp:BoundColumn HeaderText="Item" DataField="StringValue"></asp:BoundColumn><asp:BoundColumn HeaderText="Price" DataField="CurrencyValue" DataFormatString="{0:c}">

4) In OnInit() add following code protected void OnInit(EventArgs e)// // CODEGEN: This call is required by the ASP.NET Web Form Designer. //

CreateDataGridColumn();

InitializeComponent();

}

base.OnInit(e);

//-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

public

{

override

{

void CreateDataGridColumn()// Create dynamic column to add to Columns collection. //-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

TemplateColumn tc1 =

//-----Class used named DataGridTempla.cs------

tc1.HeaderTemplate =

tc1.ItemTemplate =

tc1.EditItemTemplate =

tc1.FooterTemplate =

ItemsGrid.Columns.Add(tc1);

new TemplateColumn();new DataGridTempla(ListItemType.Header, "Select1");new DataGridTempla(ListItemType.Item, "Select1");new DataGridTempla(ListItemType.EditItem, "");new DataGridTempla(ListItemType.Footer, "");//-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

TemplateColumn tc2=

tc2.HeaderTemplate=

tc2.ItemTemplate=

ItemsGrid.Columns.Add(tc2);

new TemplateColumn();new DataGridTempla(ListItemType.Header,"Select2");new DataGridTempla(ListItemType.Item,"Select2");//-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

BoundColumn NumberColumn =

NumberColumn.HeaderText="Item Number";

NumberColumn.DataField="IntegerValue";

new BoundColumn();// Add column to Columns collection.

ItemsGrid.Columns.AddAt(2, NumberColumn);

}

</asp:BoundColumn>

//-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

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