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, 30 Mar 2013 CPOL
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Example For Gridview RowCommand Event


One of the most used controls in my projects is Gridview. Therefore, I thought of writing a tip which has been used in my projects frequently.


Gridview displays the value of a data source in a table. Here, I am going to give an example of using an event called "RowCommand". The RowCommand is raised when a button, LinkButton or ImageButton is clicked in the Gridview Control.

Using the Code

The HTML part of the gridview is:

<asp:GridView ID="gridMembersList" 
AutoGenerateColumns="False" GridLines="None" 
        <asp:TemplateField HeaderText="User Name">
            <asp:Literal ID="ltrlName" runat="server" 
            Text='<%# Eval("Name") %>'></asp:Literal>
            <asp:Literal ID="ltrlSlno" runat="server" Visible="False" 
                Text='<%# Eval("Id") %>'></asp:Literal>
        <asp:TemplateField HeaderText="View More">
            <asp:Button ID="btnViewmore"  
            CommandArgument="<%# ((GridViewRow) Container).RowIndex %>
            " CommandName="More" runat="server" Text="View More" />

In the HTML part , I have binded the values which have to be displayed on the page.

And in the code behind, I have used an XML to load the data to the gridview. When the button is clicked, the event verifies for the command name and command argument.

And, then, I have just alerted the name of the user in this example. Changes can be made according to the requirement.

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        if (!IsPostBack)
            string pathofxml = Server.MapPath("xml/MemberDetails.xml");
            DataSet ds = new DataSet();
            gridMembersList.DataSource = ds;
 protected void gridMembersList_RowCommand(object sender, GridViewCommandEventArgs e)
        if (e.CommandName == "More")
            int index = Convert.ToInt32(e.CommandArgument.ToString());
            Literal ltrlslno = (Literal)gridMembersList.Rows[index].FindControl("ltrlSlno");
            Literal ltrlName = (Literal)gridMembersList.Rows[index].FindControl("ltrlName");
            ScriptManager.RegisterStartupScript(this, this.GetType(), 
            "Message", "alert('" + ltrlName.Text+ "');", true);

I hope this will be helpful for the beginner.


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QuestionThanks for this line of code Pinmembercodeproject_sud5-Jan-15 0:53 
AnswerRe: Thanks for this line of code PinprofessionalNandakishore G N5-Jan-15 20:00 
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GeneralMy vote of 5 PinmemberDebopam Pal19-Nov-13 14:03 
GeneralRe: My vote of 5 PinprofessionalNandakishorerao19-Nov-13 20:01 
Questionwith more buttons ? PinmemberMember 1036091225-Oct-13 13:55 
AnswerRe: with more buttons ? PinprofessionalNandakishorerao27-Oct-13 20:39 
QuestionVery nice one PinmemberMember 433445817-Oct-13 8:49 
AnswerRe: Very nice one PinprofessionalNandakishorerao18-Oct-13 0:20 
GeneralMy vote of 4 PinmemberAlireza_136229-Jul-13 22:59 
GeneralRe: My vote of 4 PinmemberNandakishorerao30-Jul-13 0:36 
GeneralRe: My vote of 4 PinmemberDebopam Pal19-Nov-13 13:59 
GeneralRe: My vote of 4 PinprofessionalNandakishorerao19-Nov-13 19:03 
GeneralRe: My vote of 4 PinmemberDebopam Pal19-Nov-13 21:42 

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