We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

Deleting Gridview Row

AvinashKN asked
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hello all,

I would like to know how to delete a gridview row on button click. I' m not using the auto generated delete button because of a requirement.

Thanks for the help.
Watch Question

Hi, I assume you want to delete the underlying record in a gridview row from the database.
Let me know if its other way round.

Ok , so you have a linkbutton in grid, assign its commandargument to the dataitemindex i.e. it'll store
the row. syntax would be: CommandArgument=<%# Container.DataItemIndex %> in the button markup.

Also, I assume that the primary key or identifier is kept in datakey in gridview.

so on click of a linkbutton, you fetch its command argument
command argument gives you the rowid where button is clicked
using rowid, you fetch that row's datakey of the particular value you want to identify it in database
then delete it from database by passing that key in your deletefunction of database.

Let me know if its confusing you or you are stuck at any particular point.
Happy Coding!

Not the solution you were looking for? Getting a personalized solution is easy.

Ask the Experts
Oops forgot to add that 'You have to re-bind the grid after you delete the record in order to reflect the changes in web form'


Thanks for the quick reply.

I have created a method to remove the row. What I'm finding difficult is to get the value of the row.

For example...

I'm using the following code to change the color of a particular account number..

if (e.Row.RowType == DataControlRowType.DataRow)
            string strAccountNumber = Convert.ToString(DataBinder.Eval(e.Row.DataItem, "Account No"));
            if (strAccountNumber == "7000512518001")

                e.Row.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.Red;

I would like to know how to select the row based on the account number like I'm doing there.
Hi, like I said, in the row, you have to set your button's command argument to container.dataitemindex.   Set your "Account No" as datakey value for your gridview, you can even set it from the front end property box.  

Then access current row's datakey value to get your account no as I have already mentioned in the example.
Access more of Experts Exchange with a free account
Thanks for using Experts Exchange.

Create a free account to continue.

Limited access with a free account allows you to:

  • View three pieces of content (articles, solutions, posts, and videos)
  • Ask the experts questions (counted toward content limit)
  • Customize your dashboard and profile

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.