WebControl.GridView bug?

I'm trying to retrieve a value I placed in a grid view column that is set to NOT visible:

gv_Units is the GridView control

Dim gvRow As GridViewRow
For Each gvRow In gv_Units.Rows

    Dim someValue as string = gvRow.Cells(6).Text

Next gvRow

If column 6 is not visible SomeValue = ""
If column 6 is visible SomeValue = "myvalue"

Is this a known bug with GridView?  Please tell me this is NOT a "design feature".  Any workarounds?

Thanks, Rob.
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do it like this

        Dim iSelectedRow As Integer = 2
        gv.SelectedIndex = iSelectedRow
        Label1.Text =  gv.SelectedRow.Cells(6).Text
RobAinscoughAuthor Commented:
Being a selected row is not relevant.

I discovered the solution, setup a CSS style (i.e. NoVisibleText) that is "display:none" -- assign the CSSClass for each of the column properties (i.e. ControlStyle.CSSClass = NoVisibleText, ItemStyle.CSSClass = NoVisibleText, HeaderStyle.CSSClass = NoVisibleText, FooterStyle.CSSClass = NoVisibleText) -- Keep the Column Visible property = True (this must be true or the cell value can never be retreived).

Hi well i had the same problem and to work around it I made the field a  TemplateField

Hope helps
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