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GridView Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the GridView class.

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

public GridView()

Use this constructor to initialize a new instance of the GridView class. To dynamically add a GridView control to a page, create a new GridView object, set its properties, and then add it to the Control.Controls collection of a container control, such as PlaceHolder.

The following example demonstrates how to use the constructor to dynamically add a GridView control to a page.


<%@ Page language="C#" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">

    void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    {

        // Create a new GridView object.
        GridView customersGridView = new GridView();

        // Set the GridView object's properties.
        customersGridView.ID = "CustomersGridView";
        customersGridView.DataSourceID = "CustomersSource";
        customersGridView.AutoGenerateColumns = true;

        // Add the GridView object to the Controls collection
        // of the PlaceHolder control.
        GridViewPlaceHolder.Controls.Add(customersGridView);

    }

</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>GridView Constructor Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>GridView Constructor Example</h3>

      <asp:placeholder id="GridViewPlaceHolder"
        runat="Server"/>

      <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects  -->
      <!-- to the Northwind sample database. Use an ASP.NET     -->
      <!-- expression to retrieve the connection string value   -->
      <!-- from the Web.config file.                            -->
      <asp:sqldatasource id="CustomersSource"
        selectcommand="Select [CustomerID], [CompanyName], [City] From [Customers]"
        connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>" 
        runat="server"/>

    </form>
  </body>
</html>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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