need to rename columns on datagrid...

Posted on 2004-04-15
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Last Modified: 2008-03-17
I'm pulling a bunch of columns from a datareader into a datagrid.  Right now it is handling all the formatting.

I just want to rename the column headers and leave everything else alone.  What is the simplest way to do this?


gridREQ.DataSource = rdr
Question by:Weller0123
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iboutchkine earned 2000 total points
ID: 10835310
If you have added a tablestyle to your grid, you can use the HeaderText
property of the columnstyle to change the column heading.

Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As
System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
         'change header for col 2
         Dim dgcs As DataGridColumnStyle =
         dgcs.HeaderText = "newtitle"
End Sub

without tablestyles you can change the col name in the datatable and rebind the grid

ds.Tables.Item(0).Columns(1).ColumnName = "Test Caption"

Author Comment

ID: 10835507

Expert Comment

ID: 10835603
On your query when you call your field:

SELECT HeaderThat_I_DontWant AS HeaderThat_I_Want
FROM MyTable

...  or you can go iboutchkine way but it won't change the grid it will change the table(tablestyle)... what he said.

Expert Comment

ID: 10835650
Sorry I didn’t read iboutchkine last part that will change the grid as well... sorry.

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