?
Solved

GridVew Alternative

Posted on 2009-05-18
2
Medium Priority
?
227 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Hi Everyone,

I am just getting in ASP.net having come from a PHP background in terms of web dev. One thing I did alot of in PHP was creating a table which was a list of Request i.e The Table consisted of a Name, Email and Edit Column. The information was pulled from the database and populated. The edit column was a link field which appended the Row ID to the URL and posted the user to this url.

At this URL i.e. www.mydomain.com?uid=134 the code would go away and look for entry 134 in the db (Using PK). And return the data so that it could be edited in a form.

I have been toying with the GridView, but I seem to have to break it to make it work basically, so I wondered if someone could suggest a solution, or point me to a tutorial which may do similar to what I want. I am not overly keen on the Databound stuff as most of the information is pulled directly from Classes. But I am open to having my mind changed if I can see advantages.

Any help / advice would be great.

Kind Regards

James Proctor
0
Comment
Question by:WJPS
2 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
Kelevra earned 2000 total points
ID: 24414369
Hi,

a few questions first:

In wich framework are you working in?

Do you know how to use the DOM in ASP.net and create your web controls from the server side?

There is an easy solution, that I personnaly use to do what you intend to do.

For a class that is the "recit" class, I have a collection of this strongly typed object, called Listerecits, that inherits from ArrayList.

and with a foreach loop, I create the elements of my table from the server side.

I even add a button, and on the click event of that button, I add an:
 new EventHandler(btnSelectioner_Click)
And because each buttons are unique, they get the ID (PK), of the table they come from, I can work further, and do, what I want on my button click event.

Here, I call, a function, that select, the selected element.
But,
you could do, an update, or delete all the same.

Hope this'll help!
Don't hesitate, if you have other questions!
//server side from here in C#:    
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        //GateDiv.Visible = false;
        if (!IsPostBack)
        {
 
 
            ListeRecits listerecit = Controleur.RecupListeRecits(VarSession.StrUserId.ToString());
 
            VarSession.varlisterecit = listerecit;
        }
 
 
 
        foreach (Recit recit in VarSession.varlisterecit)
        {
            if (recit != null)
            {
 
                TableRow tr = new TableRow();
 
                TableCell tdTitre = new TableCell();
                TableCell tdPays = new TableCell();
                TableCell tdLieu = new TableCell();
                TableCell tdDate = new TableCell();
                TableCell tdBtn = new TableCell();
 
                Label lbltitre = new Label();
                lbltitre.Text = recit.titrerecit;
                Label lblpays = new Label();
                lblpays.Text = recit.pays.NomPays;
                Label lblLieu = new Label();
                lblLieu.Text = recit.lieurecit;
                Label lblDate = new Label();
                lblDate.Text = recit.daterecit.ToShortDateString();
 
                Button btnSelectioner = new Button();
                btnSelectioner.CssClass = "btnSelectionerCss";
                btnSelectioner.ID = recit.idrecit.ToString();
                btnSelectioner.Text = "Voir";
                btnSelectioner.Click += new EventHandler(btnSelectioner_Click);
 
                if (recit.ispartage  == 1)
                {
                    tr.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.AntiqueWhite;
                    lbltitre.Text += " *!Partagé!*";
                }
 
 
                tdTitre.Controls.Add(lbltitre);
                tdPays.Controls.Add(lblpays);
                tdLieu.Controls.Add(lblLieu);
                tdDate.Controls.Add(lblDate);
                tdBtn.Controls.Add(btnSelectioner);
 
                tr.Controls.Add(tdTitre);
                tr.Controls.Add(tdPays);
                tr.Controls.Add(tdLieu);
                tr.Controls.Add(tdDate);
                tr.Controls.Add(tdBtn);
 
                this.TableMytracks.Controls.Add(tr);
 
 
            }
protected void btnSelectioner_Click(object sender, EventArgs args)
    {
        try
        {
            Button btn = (Button)sender;
            string idrecit = btn.ID;
            VarSession.idrecit = idrecit;
            Response.Redirect("~/1/ShowRecit.aspx");
        }
        catch (HttpException ex)
        { string error = ex.Message; }
 
    }
//Client side HERE:
 
 <asp:Table ID="TableMytracks" CssClass="TableMyTrackContents" runat="server">
                    </asp:Table>

Open in new window

0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:WJPS
ID: 31582636
Thanks for that, just what I was looking for, and a bit of re-asurance that not everyone used databound stuff.

Regards

James
0

Featured Post

2018 Annual Membership Survey

Here at Experts Exchange, we strive to give members the best experience. Help us improve the site by taking this survey today! (Bonus: Be entered to win a great tech prize for participating!)

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article shows how to deploy dynamic backgrounds to computers depending on the aspect ratio of display
An ASP.NET Web Form User Control is not newly introduced in ASP.NET. In fact, it was an old technology yet still playing a role to generate web content, especially when we want to use it to have a better and easy way to control part of the web conte…
How can you see what you are working on when you want to see it while you to save a copy? Add a "Save As" icon to the Quick Access Toolbar, or QAT. That way, when you save a copy of a query, form, report, or other object you are modifying, you…
Watch the video to learn how one can deal with PST file corruption issue with an outstanding Kernel for Outlook PST Repair Tool easily. Using this tool, non-technical users can swiftly perform the repair process to restore their essential data witho…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month5 days, 10 hours left to enroll

589 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question