This documentation is archived and is not being maintained.

GridViewRowCollection Class

Represents a collection of GridViewRow objects in a GridView control.


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

public class GridViewRowCollection : ICollection, 

The GridViewRowCollection type exposes the following members.

Public methodGridViewRowCollectionInitializes a new instance of the GridViewRowCollection class using the specified System.Collections.ArrayList object.

Public propertyCountGets the number of items in the GridViewRowCollection object.
Public propertyIsReadOnlyGets a value indicating whether the rows in the GridViewRowCollection object can be modified.
Public propertyIsSynchronizedGets a value indicating whether the GridViewRowCollection object is synchronized (thread-safe).
Public propertyItemGets the GridViewRow object at the specified index.
Public propertySyncRootGets the object used to synchronize access to the collection.

Public methodCopyToCopies all the items from this GridViewRowCollection to the specified System.Array object, starting at the specified index in the System.Array object.
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetEnumeratorReturns an enumerator that contains all GridViewRow objects in the GridViewRowCollection.
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

Public Extension MethodAsParallelEnables parallelization of a query. (Defined by ParallelEnumerable.)
Public Extension MethodAsQueryableConverts an IEnumerable to an IQueryable. (Defined by Queryable.)
Public Extension MethodCast<TResult>Casts the elements of an IEnumerable to the specified type. (Defined by Enumerable.)
Public Extension MethodOfType<TResult>Filters the elements of an IEnumerable based on a specified type. (Defined by Enumerable.)

Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodICollection.CopyToInfrastructure. For a description of this member, see CopyTo.

The GridViewRowCollection class is used to store and manage a collection of GridViewRow objects in a GridView control. Each row in a GridView control is represented by a GridViewRow object. The GridView control stores all of its data rows in the Rows collection.

The GridViewRowCollection class supports several ways to access the items in the collection:

  • Use the Item indexer to directly retrieve a GridViewRow object at a specific zero-based index.

  • Use the GetEnumerator method to retrieve an enumerator that can be used to iterate through the collection.

  • Use the CopyTo method to copy the items in the collection into an System.Array object, which can then be used to access the items in the collection.

To determine the total number of items in the collection, use the Count property

The following example demonstrates how to iterate through the Rows collection of a GridView control and display the values of a column on the page.

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

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<script runat="server">

  void AuthorsGridView_RowCreated(Object sender, GridViewRowEventArgs e)
    if (e.Row.RowType == DataControlRowType.Footer)

      // Get the number of items in the Rows collection.
      int count = AuthorsGridView.Rows.Count;

      // If the GridView control contains any records, display 
      // the last name of each author in the GridView control.
      if (count > 0)
        Message.Text = "The authors are:<br />";

        foreach (GridViewRow row in AuthorsGridView.Rows)
          Message.Text += row.Cells[0].Text + "<br />";



<html xmlns="" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>GridViewRowCollection Example</title>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>GridViewRowCollection Example</h3>

            <asp:gridview id="AuthorsGridView" 

                <asp:boundfield datafield="au_lname"
                  headertext="Last Name"/>
                <asp:boundfield datafield="au_fname"
                  headertext="First Name"/>

            <asp:label id="Message" 

      <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects -->
      <!-- to the Pubs sample database.                        -->
      <asp:sqldatasource id="AuthorsSqlDataSource"  
        selectcommand="SELECT [au_lname], [au_fname] FROM [authors] WHERE [state]='CA'"
        connectionstring="server=localhost;database=pubs;integrated security=SSPI"


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.