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Posted on 2008-10-21
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I'm trying to put a checkbox into the gridview, and i want it to send a True or a False value into the database. I keep getting an error
Compiler Error Message: CS0103: The name 'True' does not exist in the current context

Source Error:

Line 227:                  <asp:templatefield HeaderText="Send Notification To Tim">
Line 228:                        <EditItemTemplate>
Line 229:                    <asp:CheckBox ID="chkOverrideAllow" runat="server" Checked='<%# (Eval("edit_override") == "True") ? True : False %>'/>
Line 230:                    </EditItemTemplate>
Line 231:                        <ItemTemplate>

I'm not sure what is going wrong

<asp:templatefield HeaderText="Send Notification To Tim">

				<EditItemTemplate>

                    <asp:CheckBox ID="chkOverrideAllow" runat="server" Checked='<%# (Eval("Send_Tim") == "True") ? True : False %>'/>

                    </EditItemTemplate>

				<ItemTemplate>

				<asp:label id="LabelTim" runat="server" Text='<%# Bind("Send_Tim") %>'></asp:label>

                  </ItemTemplate>

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by:apeter
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is it lower case "true" you should compare ? DId you checked what exactly the value is coming ?

I think, directly assign the value instead of using tenary operator, it should work fine.
 <asp:CheckBox ID="chkOverrideAllow" runat="server" Checked='<%# (Eval("edit_override")'/>
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by:GravitaZ24
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Hi!
I'm getting "Specified Cast is not Valid" error when i click the update button on Gridview

<asp:templatefield HeaderText="Send Notification To Tim">
                        <EditItemTemplate>
                    <asp:CheckBox ID="chkOverrideAllow" runat="server" Checked='<%#(Eval("Send_Tim")) %>'/>
                </EditItemTemplate>
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by:apeter
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One way it override RowDataBound Event of Gridview like below and set the checked property in code behind. Else what is the value of <%#(Eval("Send_Tim")) %> ? hope it is "true"

void CustomersGridView_RowDataBound(Object sender, GridViewRowEventArgs e)
  {
    if(e.Row.RowType == DataControlRowType.DataRow)
    {
      // Display the company name in italics.
      e.Row.Cells[1].Text = "<i>" + e.Row.Cells[1].Text + "</i>";
    }
  }
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<%# Eval("Send").ToString().Equals("True") ? true : false%>
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sorry typo in above
this will do
Checked='<%# Eval("Send_Tim").ToString().Equals("True") ? true :false %>'
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by:GravitaZ24
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Thanks again guys, sm394, i tried what you did, I didn't get an error, but nothing was showing up in the database field
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by:sm394
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A- Do you get checkbox checked or unchecked
B-  what values 'Send_Tim' field has in database table
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by:GravitaZ24
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A- the checkbox is intially unchecked.
B- The fields are all "Null"
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kool
with this snipet
Checked='<%# Eval("Send_Tim").ToString().Equals("True") ? true :false %>'
if field val is True checkbox will be checked
if field val is Null or False check box will be unchecked

could you tell us a bit more what you trying to achieve
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by:GravitaZ24
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Eventually what I want to achieve is, my boss asked me to have a field in the database be checked to true or false if a problem is to be sent to a certain person (Tim). When this field is true, i'm going to have a trigger send an e-mail to the person notifying him.
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by:sm394
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I am not sure for sending email you will use Database mail /trigger or C# email options but you can get
the status of Send_Tim field on RowDataBound event of gridview
try the link below

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.web.ui.webcontrols.gridview.rowdatabound.aspx 
 http://authors.aspalliance.com/aspxtreme/sys/web/ui/webcontrols/GridViewClassRowDataBound.aspx
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by:GravitaZ24
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Thank you for the help! I was able to figure out he problem was that the null fields already in the table were messing everything up, So i just inserted "False" into every table!
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every field i meant
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