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GridView - Get cell by name?

Posted on 2006-07-21
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In my GridView I have a column, example:
<asp:hyperlinkfield headertext="Cheese" />

I've got a handler on the RowDataBound event.

Currently to access that cell I use:
e.Row.Cells(6)

I'm convinced there is some way using the framework to access that cell by something other than the Integer index, which is very messy.

I'd much rather iterate through somehow, find the cell based on the "headertext" property = "Cheese"

Can it be done?
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Question by:renesisx
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You can use the following method to retrieve the column index of a GridView column by name:

     int GetColumnIndex(GridView grid, string colName)
    {
        int intCount = 0;
        foreach (DataColumn col in grid.Columns)
        {
            if (col.ColumnName.ToLower().Trim() == colName.ToLower().Trim())
            {
                return intCount;
            }
            intCount++;
        }
        return -1;
    }
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by:Justin_W
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E.g.:
    e.Row.Cells(GetColumnIndex("Cheese"))
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by:renesisx
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That did the trick! Nice one :)
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