Gridview and javascript to show/hide columns

Hello,

I am planning to create a gridview that has too many columns to display all of them at one time.

I thought that I could hide certain columns by setting the width property to 0 and show others by setting the width property to auto. Then I was hoping that I could add some buttons that would call a javascript function to set new values for the column widths (0 and auto) in order to show/hide another set of columns.

My thinking is that by doing this clientside, the current sorting and place in the table is maintained, but the user is able to see different sets of columns in the table.

Can you please point me to an example of this or let me know of a better way of doing this?

Thanks very much,
-Bill
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MrAgileCommented:
Hi There,

So you want to be able to hide / show certain columns for different users? Hiding and showing the columns on a gridview using javascript is easy, maintaining state for each user will be the tricky part (if thats what you intend to do).

I use a javascript framework called jquery. www.jquery.com which has built in hide show functions to do this.

Let me know if you need any further clarification.

Sean
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Bill732Author Commented:
Thanks for responding so quickly. No, I don't need to hide / show for different users. I just want them to be able to toggle between hiding / showing different sets of columns that fit nicely on the page, while at the same time keeping the sorting and cursor position of where they are at the time. They can pick a different set of columns and sort on one of those, etc.

Someone else I know said that he really likes jquery too, but I hadn't looked into it yet.

Thanks for letting me know.
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Bill732Author Commented:
Do you happen to know of some good places to look for gridview manipulation like this using jquery?

Thanks,
-Bill
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MrAgileCommented:
hi There,

It's easy to show and hide columns if that's what your asking? Otherwise have a  look at this http://www.google.com.au/search?q=gridview+and+jquery&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

Does this help you?

Sean
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Bill732Author Commented:
Thanks Sean, I'll check out the jquery tutorials, etc. I haven't used it before, but have heard good things about it.
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Bill732Author Commented:
Thanks Sean, I'll check out the jquery tutorials, etc. I haven't used it before, but have heard good things about it.
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