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GridView Constructor

Note: This constructor is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Initializes a new instance of the GridView class.

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

public GridView ()
public GridView ()
public function 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 code example demonstrates how to use the constructor to dynamically add a GridView control to a page.


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

<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>
  <body>
    <form 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>


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

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0
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