When paging is enabled (by setting the AllowPaging property to true), an additional row called the pager row is automatically displayed in the GridView control. The pager row contains controls that allow the user to navigate to the other pages and can be displayed at the top, the bottom, or both the top and bottom of the control. Use the TopPagerRow property to programmatically access the GridViewRow object that represents the top pager row in a GridView control.
The TopPagerRow property is available only after the GridView control creates the top pager row in the RowCreated event.
This property is commonly used when you need to programmatically manipulate the top pager row, for example when adding custom content. Any modification to the TopPagerRow property must be performed after the GridView control has been rendered; otherwise, the GridView control will overwrite any changes.
The following example demonstrates how to use the TopPagerRow property to access the top pager row in a GridView control. The TopPagerRow property is used to retrieve a DropDownList control from the pager row.
Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2