How to get row cell by referencing column name?

hi,
I have  a gridview, and i want to get the cell by referencing it to the column name rather than the index. Below is how i do it currently:

e.Row.Cells(1).BackColor = Drawing.Color.Black

Is there a way to specify the column name, rather than using the index number?

Please advise.
tangteng78Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Om PrakashCommented:
Try:
tblCell1 = e.Row.Cells[gridDataTable.Columns["MyColumn1"].Ordinal];

Example:
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/webforms/GridViewCellReference.aspx

Columns do not get associated names exactly like that
http://forums.asp.net/p/1076872/1584635.aspx
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
.NET Programming

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.