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Datagrid + display Row number

Posted on 2004-08-16
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
i have a datagrid that show standings i want to add a colum that wil display the number of the row ie 1 thru 10, plus also when the use goes to the standings i want their name bold so it stands out, i will get their name form the authentication cookie and it will match the name colum


Position     Name       Pts
1              abcd         10
2              efghk         9
3              keyname    8   <-- currently logged in so this would be highlighted.

Question by:dkilby
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Author Comment

ID: 11817620
sorry forgot to add, i am using VB.net
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tovvenki earned 250 total points
ID: 11817775
for row numbers add a template column as the first column of the grid. As each row is rendered, the code behind the OnItemCreate event will update the text of this column based on the row index from the dataset. Each row of the dataset has an index property that can be used to compute the row number:

Private Sub DataGrid1_ItemCreated(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataGridItemEventArgs) Handles DataGrid1.ItemCreated
        If e.Item.ItemType = ListItemType.Item Or e.Item.ItemType = ListItemType.AlternatingItem Then
            e.Item.Cells(0).Text = (e.Item.DataSetIndex + 1).ToString()
        End If

    End Sub


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ID: 11820654
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jnhorst earned 250 total points
ID: 11826182
adding to tovvenki's post:

then check the name against your auth cookie and add <b> & </b> tags to the text of the name cell.  In your sample above, Name is the second column so I will assume the index of the column is 1.

If {authCookie value} = e.Item.Cells(1).Text Then
     e.Item.Cells(1).Text = "<b>" & e.Item.Cells(1).Text & "</b>"
End If

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Expert Comment

ID: 11827483
I am sorry I missed that one. jnhorst is correct add that too.


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