Does .NET 2.0 offer a DataGrid equivalent to the GridView "EmptyDataText"

Posted on 2006-11-15
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
I would like to add this feature to my DataGrid and I'm unsure if 2.0 now offers this capability:

EmptyDataText="There are no data records to display."

Also, is there a good website that has all of the options available for DataGrid, i.e. like
AutoGenerateColumns, AlternatingItemStyle-BackColor, OnItemDataBound, EmptyDataText, etc.?
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kraffay earned 125 total points
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Here's the MSDN page for the data grid:


As for the empty data, I usually but a hidden label on the page, and if there are no results, I set the text to something like "no records found" and make it visible.
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The GridView control has an Empty Date Template:

   Enter text here.
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ethoths earned 125 total points
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Not that I'm aware of. You would have to code this in the code behind, say in the onprerender event of your page.

I don't know of a good reference sit eother than the msdn site...

Of course the intellisense in VS2005 is rather excellent.

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I stand corrected by strickdd. Thanks, I was looking for a property but I guess it makes sence that its a template.

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excuse me, but I do think I gave the answer that was needed... ethoths even pointed that out. Why didn't I get any points?

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The GridView has a template, but the DataGrid does not.
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Oh, okay. I misread the question.

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Appreciate your enthusiasm strickdd.  I think ethoths also misunderstood the applicability of your reply too hence his reply to you.  Thanks all for your help.

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