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Custom editable Datagrid with paging and sorting

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How to create a grid control for easy editing


This article shows you how to create a custom DataGrid with paging, alternate sorting, and is also completely editable


When I was developing some pages, I lost a lot of time with Datagrids. The code here is to made that work more simple. Only drag the control to the page, complete some properties, point to the methods that controls the updating, deleting and you have a complete editable grid.

[ToolboxData("<{0}:editableElphGrid runat="\""server\">
//ParseChildren allow to work with templates inside the custom datagrid
public class editableElphGrid : System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataGrid
    /// <span class="code-SummaryComment"><summary>

Well, now add the control on a page, and then you must fill the fields .

DataKeyField: That is the key field of the table, the unique identifier of a row. I put because I use that on Database actions, like delete a specific row etc.

And on the tab of Events :- GetData, CancelData, EditData and DeleteData.

Finally you should have something like this.

On the aspx page:

<cc1:editableElphGrid id="EditableElphGrid1" runat="server" 

On the code behind

protected elphControls.editableElphGrid EditableElphGrid1;
private void InitializeComponent()
 this.EditableElphGrid1.DeleteData += 
   new elphControls.editableElphGrid.eliminarDatos(this.del);
 this.EditableElphGrid1.GetData += 
   new elphControls.editableElphGrid.obtenerDatos(this.obt);
this.EditableElphGrid1.EditData += 
   new elphControls.editableElphGrid.editarDatos(this.edit);
 this.EditableElphGrid1.UpdateData += 
   new elphControls.editableElphGrid.actualizarDatos(this.act);
 this.EditableElphGrid1.CancelData += 
   new elphControls.editableElphGrid.cancelarDatos(this.cncl);
 this.Load += new System.EventHandler(this.Page_Load);
private System.Data.DataTable obt()
OleDbConnection conn=new OleDbConnection(
    "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data source=E:\\bdProves.mdb");
 OleDbDataAdapter adapter=new OleDbDataAdapter("select * from tabla",conn);
 DataSet ds=new DataSet();
 return ds.Tables["aa"];
private void edit(int dataKey, 
    System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataGridCommandEventArgs e)
//here the logic asociated with edit comand... if you have
private void del(int dataKey, 
    System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataGridCommandEventArgs e)
 //here the logic asociated with delete comand
private void cncl(int dataKey, 
    System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataGridCommandEventArgs e)
 //here the logic asociated with Cancel comand
private void act(int dataKey, 
    System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataGridCommandEventArgs e)
 //here the logic asociated with update comand


Changed the session to save the sorting params for a viewstate, now you can have two grids on the same page. Also Changed the declaration of the first sorting field, now this isn't necessary. Thanks to Zanoza.


I think that this grid is a good base to customize a datagrid. Hope it could be useful. All comments about this are welcomed.


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Wow this inheritance of a datagrid is a first of its kind, easily found on the internet.

We need more of these implementations, to get us by until v2

Can anyone translate this into some code? I had a go, but fell over when it came to the delagate/event headers.

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