troubleshooting Question

Searching a GridView?

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I have a Gridview which is bound to a datasource.

I want to check that certain columns within that Gridview are empty. I don't want to have to rely on indexes to find the right column as the DBA has a habit of changing certain tables so I would prefer to have something that would work irrespective of what he does in the background.

If it were a DatabTable I could do :

        For Each row As DataRow In priceBandTable.Rows
            If row.Item("ProductId") = cbProduct.SelectedValue Then
                If (row.Item(ComboBox1.Text) = ComboBox1.Text Then
                    lblmessage.Text = "Error : This Price Band is already set."
                    Exit Sub
                End If
            End If
        Next


As with a DataTable I can pull out the exact columns based on names (Column Names will not change, just more will be added, and they may be reordered)

So I've been trying to get something like:

        For Each row As GridViewRow In Me.GridView2.Rows
            If row.Cells(0).Text = cbProduct.SelectedValue Then
                'search the columns.
                For c As Integer = 0 To row.Cells.Count
                    If  row.Cells(c)????? = ComboBox1.Text Then
                        lblmessage.Text = "Error : This Price Band is already set."
                        Exit Sub
                    End If
                Next c
            End If
        Next

But as you can see I'm stuck with this line, as I have no idea howto get a particular cells Name.

row.Cells(c)????? = ComboBox1.Text

Any ideas?
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