This article will demonstrate how to change the value of a
DataGrid column in multiple rows using checkboxes. This is a very common problem and it's easily implementable, so without much ado, let's get to the point.
Before I start, though, I'll put forward one assumption I make in this article, make sure your code meets the underlying requirement, otherwise you'll have to do some extra work.
I'll assume that the data bound to the grid is also editable through some object in your code (in other words,
DataGrid columns are properties of one object) and you have an update routine for this object. For example, in our case, the object we're using is
PurchaseOrder, and the column (property) is
First off, let's start with a simple bind routine. The
getApproverPOs function simply returns a
DataTable object, you can replace it with your own
dgPO.DataSource = PurchaseOrder.getApproverPOs
In our example, we have a dropdown named
lstStatus and a button named
Iterate routine which follows next will loop through each row and see if the checkbox (named
chk) in the
DataGrid's first template column is checked, if so, it will load
PurchaseOrder, set a new
ApprovalStatus, and update the changes.
Public Sub Iterate()
Dim DGItem As DataGridItem
Dim chkSel As System.Web.UI.WebControls.CheckBox
Dim po As PurchaseOrder
For Each DGItem In dgPO.Items
chkSel = DGItem.FindControl("chk")
If chkSel.Checked Then
po = PurchaseOrder.getPO(DGItem.Cells(1).Text) po.ApprovalStatus = lstStatus.SelectedItem.Value
And finally, we need an event handler for our button which will point to the
Sub above. We use
Response.Redirect in the end to refresh the checkboxes, as well as the
Private Sub btnApply_Click(ByVal sender _
As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) _
That's all there is! Hope this was helpful.