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GridView / DataList Paging Control

, 24 Sep 2008 CPOL
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Simple custom paging with an ASCX control, where the developer can easily edit the stylesheet.



This is a custom paging control for data controls (GridView / DataList / Repeater). From this control, developers can easily add custom paging on a data control.

Using the code

It is very simple to add custom paging on a data control. Please add the DLL (App_Web_pagingcontrol.ascx.cdcab7d2.dll) in the bin directory and PagingControl.ascx in the root directory.

Here is the ASPX code:

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" 
    CodeFile="Default.aspx.cs" Inherits="GridView_Default" %>

<%@ Register Src="PagingControl.ascx" 
   TagName="PagingControl" TagPrefix="uc1" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" 
<html xmlns="">
<head id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>Untitled Page</title>
        <style type="text/css">
            {font-size: 9px; position:relative;
            text-align:left;color:rgb(128, 128, 128);margin-bottom:10px; 
            margin-top:10px; line-height:100%; font-family:Verdana;}
          .paging-div div
            {font-size: 9px; font-weight: normal; 
            margin:2px; font-family:Verdana;}
          .paging-div div span
            {font-size: 9px; font-weight: normal; 
            color: #CC0000; border: 1px #CC0000 solid; 
            padding: 3px 6px 3px 6px; font-family:Verdana;}
          .paging-div div a
            {font-size: 9px; font-weight: normal; 
            color: #000000; border: 1px #CDDCED solid; 
            padding: 3px 6px 3px 6px; 
            font-family:Verdana; text-decoration: none;}
          .paging-div div a:hover
            {font-size: 9px; font-weight: normal; 
            color: #FFFFFF; border: 1px #000000 solid; 
            padding: 3px 6px 3px 6px; font-family:Verdana;
            background-color: #5F8FC5; text-decoration: none;}
          .paging-div .nav
            {font-size: 9px; font-weight: normal; 
            color: #CCCCCC; border: 1px #CCCCCC solid; 
            padding: 3px 6px 3px 6px; font-family:Verdana;}
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
            <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" 
                      width="100%" border="0">
                        <uc1:PagingControl ID="Paging1" 
                           FirstString="<< First" 
                           LastString=" Last >>" 
                           NextString="Next >" 
                           PrevString="< Prev" 
                           runat="server" />
                        <asp:GridView ID="grdTest" 

Here is the code (.cs) file:

using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Data.SqlClient;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Collections;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Security;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts;
using System.Web.UI.HtmlControls;
using Sindhu;
public partial class GridView_Default : System.Web.UI.Page
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        if (!IsPostBack)

    public void DataLoad()
        DataSet DS = new DataSet();

        // in case  of datagrid / gridview
        Paging1.PageSize = grdTest.PageSize;
        Paging1.TotalRecord = DS.Tables[0].Rows.Count;
        Paging1.CurrentPage = grdTest.PageIndex + 1;

        // in case of data list /  repeater
        DataSet DS1 = new DataSet();
        int TotalRecords = DS.Tables[0].Rows.Count;
        int PageSize = 1;

        int StartIndex = 0;
        int EndIndex = 0;
        StartIndex = 
          Convert.ToInt32(Convert.ToInt32(PageIndex)) * PageSize;
        EndIndex = StartIndex + PageSize;
        int inti = 0;

        for (inti = StartIndex; inti < EndIndex 
             && inti < DS.Tables[0].Rows.Count; inti++)
            if (inti == StartIndex)
                for (int i = 0; i < DS.Tables[0].Columns.Count; i++)
            DataRow dr = DS1.Tables[0].NewRow();
            for (int i = 0; i < DS.Tables[0].Columns.Count; i++)
                dr[DS.Tables[0].Columns[i].ColumnName] = 
        Paging1.PageSize = PageSize;
        Paging1.TotalRecord = TotalRecords;
        Paging1.CurrentPage = PageIndex + 1;

        grdTest.DataSource = DS.Tables[0].DefaultView;

    public DataSet GetData()
        DataSet DS = new DataSet();
        SqlConnection Conn = new SqlConnection("Data Source=shradha;" + 
                      "Initial Catalog=Sindhu;user id=sa;password=nitin");
        SqlCommand Comm = new SqlCommand("select * from tbl_Author", Conn);
        SqlDataAdapter AD = new SqlDataAdapter();
        AD.SelectCommand = Comm;
        return DS;
    public void Paging_Click(object sender, CommandEventArgs e)
        string CurrentPage = e.CommandArgument.ToString();
        grdTest.PageIndex = Convert.ToInt32(CurrentPage) - 1;

Please download the sample project to see a demo.


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


About the Author

Nitin Sindhu
Product Manager
India India
Nitin Kr Sindhu is a Master of Computer Application(MCA).
He is working with .Net technologies in web development since 2004.
Working in various languages like C#, VB.NET and Use Database with Access & MS SQL Server
with Javascript, AJAX, ASP.NET.

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QuestionGood but not enough Pin
ss9o9o9o16-May-16 23:16
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QuestionUpdatePanel trigger for paging Pin
v.meenal10-Dec-13 21:13
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AnswerRe: UpdatePanel trigger for paging Pin
nitin_sindhu6-Jan-14 6:39
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Questiongood one Pin
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GeneralMy vote of 2 Pin
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GeneralRe: My vote of 2 Pin
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QuestionNeed Source Pin
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Questionintegrating with datalist instead of griview Pin
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AnswerRe: integrating with datalist instead of griview Pin
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AnswerRe: integrating with datalist instead of griview Pin
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AnswerRe: integrating with datalist instead of griview Pin
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GeneralIt doesn't work with datalist Pin
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GeneralPls Helpme DataList Paging Control or repeter control Pin
mavicocuQ23-Mar-10 3:43
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QuestionIs it not possible to add in two forms in same application...?? Pin
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GeneralRow Alignments Pin
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Generalproblem when pressionng previous Pin
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GeneralDataList Example [modified] Pin
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GeneralRe: DataList Example Pin
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GeneralPaging not working properlly Pin
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GeneralRe: Paging not working properlly Pin
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GeneralThanxx a lott Pin
arry.net10-Jun-09 22:50
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GeneralI need this for datalist and datagrid Pin
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GeneralRe: I need this for datalist and datagrid Pin
ibdtd11-Nov-11 23:42
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Generali need the this for datalist Pin
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GeneralMissing code Pin
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GeneralNice article............. Pin
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QuestionEquivalent Keyword for Server.MapPath in Javascript Pin
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QuestionVB.NET and Repeater paging [modified] Pin
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QuestionPaging not work in Datalist Pin
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GeneralRe: Paging not work in Datalist Pin
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Questioncan you provide you code? Pin
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GeneralPaging Pin
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