Populate detailsview from gridview via generic list

Posted on 2006-11-13
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I am populating a gridview from a generic list as follows

      ProgrammeCollection programList = new ProgrammeCollection();        

        //the "PopulateAllUsersFromDatabase" method calls the
        //"UserDataHelper.PopulateDataList" method that returns a generic collection (UserCollection) of user objects      

        //bind the grid
        UserGridView.DataSource = programList;
I need to be able to use the detailsview control with the grid.  For example, if
you select a column in the datagrid then the detailsview is populated with the
record, eventually I want to be able to edit details in the view.

Question by:EugeneC
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Expert Comment

by:Bob Learned
ID: 17929228
What problems are you having?  Have you tried anything yet?


Author Comment

ID: 17929254
Hi Bob

No I have not - I have not used them before.
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Expert Comment

by:Bob Learned
ID: 17929274
If you are binding to a GridView, then binding to a DetailsView is very similar.  You would need to define the Fields that would bind to the properties for the bound object.

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Author Comment

ID: 17929304
Do you have an example Bob?
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Expert Comment

by:Bob Learned
ID: 17929453

        <asp:DetailsView ID="DetailsView1" runat="server" Height="50px" Style="z-index: 100;
            left: 60px; position: absolute; top: 36px" Width="125px" AutoGenerateRows="False">
                <asp:BoundField DataField="Name" />
                <asp:BoundField DataField="Address" />
public class Person
    private string _name = "";
    private string _address = "";

    public string Name
        get { return _name; }
        set { _name = value; }

    public string Address
        get { return _address; }
        set { _address = value; }



Author Comment

ID: 17937041

Is there a way to do it totally in code behind c#?
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Accepted Solution

Bob Learned earned 500 total points
ID: 17937398
Try this:

BoundField field = new BoundField();
field.DataField = "Name";

field = new BoundField();
field.DataField = "Address";


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