CreateColumns Method
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GridView::CreateColumns Method (PagedDataSource^, Boolean)


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

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

virtual ICollection^ CreateColumns(
	PagedDataSource^ dataSource,
	bool useDataSource


Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls::PagedDataSource^

A PagedDataSource that represents the data source.

Type: System::Boolean

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

Return Value

Type: System.Collections::ICollection^

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.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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