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GridView.CreateAutoGeneratedColumn Method

Note: This API is now obsolete.

Creates an automatically generated column field.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

[ObsoleteAttribute("This is kept for backward compatibility - this API is no more used")]
protected virtual AutoGeneratedField CreateAutoGeneratedColumn(
	AutoGeneratedFieldProperties fieldProperties


Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.AutoGeneratedFieldProperties

An AutoGeneratedFieldProperties that represents the properties of the automatically generated column field to create.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.AutoGeneratedField
An AutoGeneratedField that represents the automatically generated column field specified by the fieldProperties parameter.

The CreateAutoGeneratedColumn method is used to create an automatically generated column field when the AutoGenerateColumns property is set to true. The properties of the automatically generated column field are specified through the AutoGeneratedFieldProperties object contained in the fieldProperties parameter.


This method is used primarily by control developers to extend the GridView control.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4.5
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4.5.1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4.5.2

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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