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How to specify the DataKey of a GridView

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How do I programatically specify the DataKey of a GridView?

With a DataGrid I could use the following:

datagrid1.DataKeyField = "departmentID"

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Swapnil Piparia earned 125 total points
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Hi g-spot,
GridView1.DataKeyNames(0) = "departmentID"

Regards,
NetSwap
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by:g-spot
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Thanks Netswap!
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by:g-spot
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I'm getting the following error:

"Index was outside the bounds of the array."
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by:Swapnil Piparia
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Hi g-spot,
you can do it in other tricky way as following as DataKeyNames only except array of strings.

Dim strKeys As String() = {"departmentID"}
GridView1.DataKeyNames = strKeys
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That's fixed it. Thanks netswap :-)
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