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GridView.CreateAutoGeneratedColumn Method

Creates an automatically generated column field.

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

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.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0