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Hi All,

I am trying to pick ASP.NET for a project that I am doing.
I have been building my solution based on the the Web Forms template that VS 2017 provided.

I manage to do a databind with a gridview using the

The problem I am facing now is that I am trying to filter my data based on more than one control.

I have seen some solutions for one control filtering:
ASP.NET 4.5: Filtering using Model Binding in ASP.NET Web Forms | DotNetCurry
ASP.NET Web Forms Model Binding | Geeky Tidbits
But they only seem to point to one control.

I have already build some controls to provide date for date filtering and one more control to search within the logs.

I have a feeling that in the future I will need more resources or maybe a guide as I am already quite bewildered between Web Forms, SPA and some of the technology behind them and how they differ.

What I have tried:

<div class="form-group">
    <asp:Label runat="server" AssociatedControlID="LikeCategoryName" CssClass="control-label">Category Name: </asp:Label>
    <asp:TextBox ID="LikeCategoryName" runat="server" CssClass="form-control" />
<asp:GridView runat="server" ID="TransactionHistoryGrid"

    ItemType="transactionhistory" DataKeyNames="Id"


    AllowSorting="true" AllowPaging="true" PageSize="10"

    AutoGenerateColumns="false" CssClass="table table-striped table-bordered" HeaderStyle-CssClass="thead-dark">
        <asp:DynamicField DataField="DateTime" DataFormatString="{0:s}" HtmlEncode="false" />
        <asp:DynamicField DataField="CategoryName" />
        <asp:DynamicField DataField="Log" />
        <asp:TemplateField HeaderText="Status" SortExpression="Status">
                <asp:Label runat="server" Text='<%# Boolean.Parse(Eval("Status").ToString()) ? "Successful" : "Failed" %>' />

public IQueryable<transactionhistory> TransactionHistoryGrid_GetData([Control("LikeCategoryName")] String category)
    var query = entities.transactionhistories;
    if (category.length > 0)
        query = query.Where(c => c.CategoryName.Contains(category));
    return query;
Updated 21-Mar-18 10:43am

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Solution 1

All you need to do is add another parameter to your method for each control you want to filter on:
public IQueryable<transactionhistory> TransactionHistoryGrid_GetData(
    [Control("LikeCategoryName")] string category,
    [Control("SecondFilterControl")] string secondFilter,
    [Control("AnotherFilterHere")] int? anotherFilter)

Then apply any filters which have a value to your query:
if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(category))
    query = query.Where(c => c.CategoryName.Contains(category));
if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(secondFilter))
    query = query.Where(c => c.SomeOtherField.StartsWith(secondFilter));
if (anotherFilter != null)
    DateTime minimumDate = DateTime.Today.AddDays(-anotherFilter.GetValueOrDefault());
    query = query.Where(c => c.SomeDateField >= minimumDate);

Model Binding and Web Forms in Visual Studio 2013 | Microsoft Docs[^]
amsga 25-Mar-18 22:51pm
Thank you Richard, it works like a charm. Now I just have to figure out how to trigger the postback from a button.

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