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ASP.NET rookieQ: 'MyDataGrid is not declared'

I have the following in the top of one of my .aspx-files:

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<%@ Import Namespace="System" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Configuration" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data.SqlClient" %>

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="VB" RUNAT=server>
  Sub Page_Load(Sender As Object, E As EventArgs)
      Dim DS As DataSet
      Dim MyConnection As SqlConnection
      Dim MyCommand As SqlDataAdapter
      MyConnection = New SqlConnection("connection")
      MyCommand = New SqlDataAdapter("SELECT * FROM table", MyConnection)

      DS = new DataSet()
      MyCommand.Fill(ds, "kapittel")
      MyDataGrid.DataSource=ds.Tables("table").DefaultView
      Page.DataBind()
  End Sub
</SCRIPT>
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When I run this I get the error-message "BC30451: Name 'MyDataGrid' is not declared." and I have no idea how to solve it. This code is almost exactly the same as downloaded from the asp.net-website. I have tried to use Dim MyDataGrid AS ... but I haven't found the right arguments. The exact same code also works in one of my ascx-files...go figure...

HenningF


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cdpMatCommented:
You just need to rename your grid to 'MyDataGrid'. It's probably named DataGrid1 at the moment. Click it and select Properties to view it's name.
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HenningFAuthor Commented:
OK, so what you are saying is that 'MyDataGrid' is some kind of reserved word? What if I want to have several different datagrids within the same page...?

My exact code at the moment looks like this:
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  Sub Page_Load(Sender As Object, E As EventArgs)
    Dim DS1 As DataSet
    Dim DS2 As DataSet
    Dim MyConnection As SqlConnection
    Dim MyCommand1 As SqlDataAdapter
    Dim MyCommand2 As SqlDataAdapter

    MyConnection = New SqlConnection("server=something, ...")
    MyCommand1 = New SqlDataAdapter("SELECT * FROM table1", MyConnection)
    MyCommand2 = New SqlDataAdapter("SELECT * FROM table2", MyConnection)

    DS1 = new DataSet()
    DS2 = new DataSet()
    MyCommand1.Fill(ds1, "table1")
    MyCommand2.Fill(ds2, "table1")

    MyDataGrid1.DataSource=ds1.Tables("table1").DefaultView
    MyDataGrid2.DataSource=ds2.Tables("table1").DefaultView
    Page.DataBind()
  End Sub
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HenningFAuthor Commented:
...a small typo in the 3rd line from the bottom, it should be "MyDataGrid2.DataSource=ds2.Tables("table2").DefaultView"
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cdpMatCommented:
No, I'm not saying that. I'm saying that your code was referring to a DataGrid which did not exist so was causing an error.

You have changed the code since you first asked the question - are you still having problems?
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HenningFAuthor Commented:
It's actually the last code I'm using...I just modified it to keep you from reading all that much. It still doesn't work...
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cdpMatCommented:
My answer was correct though - you had referenced the grid wrongly in the code.

"Still doesn't work" is not enough information for anyone to help you.
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naveenkohliCommented:
what cdpmat said, is correct....
To make sure...show us where have you defined your variables MyDataGrid1, MyDataGrid2, ......etc.

do you have a line of code in your application that reads like..

Dim MyDataGrid1 As DataGrid

Or in ascx file do you have

<asp:DataGrid Runat=server ID="MyDataGrid1"></asp:DataGrid>
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HenningFAuthor Commented:
I have a

<ASP:DROPDOWNLIST AUTOPOSTBACK="True" ID="MyDataGrid1" DATAVALUEFIELD="KapittelID" DATATEXTFIELD="Kapittelnavn" />

later on in my page (I don't use code-behind in this page). So maybe if I put something like Dim MyDataGrid1 As Dropdownlist it might work? I apologise for all this but I'm a total rookie, and I'm beginning to wonder if I should take a class on this instead of trying myself...
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cdpMatCommented:
A DropDownList control is totally different to a DataGrid control. Delete the dropdown and replace it with a DataGrid control. Make sure you name it MyDataGrid1.
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HenningFAuthor Commented:
OK, it seems like I misunderstood this part, and I'm now looking more into how to make dropdownlists. I somehow got the idea that a DataGrid was a kind of "universal datastorage" and that I could use it in whatever manner I wanted. I see now that this is not the case, and you cdpMat will offcourse recieve the points for guiding me in the right direction.

Thanx,
HenningF
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cdpMatCommented:
A DataGrid is useful for displaying a table of data on a web page. You're probably thinking of a DataSet which temporarily holds tables of data to be used in controls. You can easily bind data to a drop down list control but you need to specify fields for the value and text etc.
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