I have a Grid View control and use old style manual binding with a Data Source property and invoke the Data Bind() method.
The problem is, I’d very much like to do so, if ASP. But I can’t set a Data Source property or anything on the Sql Data Source!!! I probably have to read the cells on the Grid View of the selected row, find the controls, get the values from those and insert those into my Data Set.
Which means I won’t make my 70% code reduction Microsoft has always promised me.
A friend asked me to help him out on this and frankly it has me completely stumped as well.
For a while now I’m trying to figure out why my method, triggered by the Grid View.
Row Updating event, doesn’t work as all samples say it should do.
All samples of course assume you’re doing everything in your page, but I have to do everything in my code-behind, because on forehand I don’t know what I’ll be binding to my Grid View.
Check out what I’m trying to do, maybe you can help?
First, I load up some data: After that, I’m doing some work to make my Grid View look beautifull, adding all columns by hand.
But for this demo, I’ll show you the simple version, that also doesn’t work 🙂Let’s bind the data to our Grid View and have it autogenerate our columns, as well as an edit button.
When we edit a row in our Grid View and press the “Update” button, at some time it’s received in the Row Updating method.
But as I noted in the comments in that method, some collections that should contain the columns (names, old values and new values) are always empty. And the Row Updated method is never even touched!!! NET Forums that I need to use a Data Source control.