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CreateColumns Method

GridView.CreateColumns Method

Creates the set of column fields used to build the control hierarchy.

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

protected virtual ICollection CreateColumns (
	PagedDataSource dataSource,
	bool useDataSource
protected ICollection CreateColumns (
	PagedDataSource dataSource, 
	boolean useDataSource
protected function CreateColumns (
	dataSource : PagedDataSource, 
	useDataSource : boolean
) : ICollection
Not applicable.



A PagedDataSource that represents the data source.


true to use the data source specified by the dataSource parameter; otherwise, false.

Return Value

A System.Collections.ICollection that contains the fields used to build the control hierarchy.

When the AutoGenerateColumns property is set to true, a bound column field is automatically created for each field in the data source. Each bound column field is then displayed as a row in the GridView control in the order that the fields appear in the data source. The CreateColumns method is used to create the automatically generated column fields.


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

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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